COVID hospitalizations increased 49 percent in a week as new cases reach an unprecedented level in Western Washington.
Epidemiologists call travel bans politically motivated and ineffective as more cases are detected in Europe.
3.3 million Washingtonians were fully vaccinated against COVID on May 30, only 675,000 have received a booster.
Dr. Anthony Fauci recommends boosters for all as new cases start to rise again across the United States.
The Washington State Department of Health plans to continue to follow federal guidelines for booster shots.
In an discussion on Tuesday, Dr. Fauci said the United States can avoid a sixth wave through vaccination.
In this Seattle exclusive broadcast interview, Dr. Fauci discusses AIDS, COVID, and the opioid epidemic.