Epidemiologists call travel bans politically motivated and ineffective as more cases are detected in Europe.
The WHO is expected to name the heavily mutated variant Nu as health officials call it a "matter of concern."
The Washington State Department of Health plans to continue to follow federal guidelines for booster shots.
California and Colorado now recommend boosters for all as urgency grows to boost COVID immunity.
Protesters plan to enter Swedish and Harborview Medical Center according to organizers.