California, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and New York reported new Omicron variant cases today.
Epidemiologists call travel bans politically motivated and ineffective as more cases are detected in Europe.
Travel returns to normal for Thanksgiving which is fueling worry that an explosion of new cases is coming.
More states approve boosters for all adults as new COVID cases are up 14% nationwide.
Dr. Anthony Fauci recommends boosters for all as new cases start to rise again across the United States.
In an discussion on Tuesday, Dr. Fauci said the United States can avoid a sixth wave through vaccination.
New COVID cases are down to early August levels in Washington, but concern is growing more people need boosters.
New case rates continue to decline statewide three weeks after the vaccinate mandate deadline passed.
COVID cases are dropping statewide 2-1/2 weeks after the vaccine mandate deadline.
Washington healthcare providers work to ramp up vaccination efforts statewide.