Folks in our region who have chosen not to get vaccinated seem to be the threat of the Delta variant of COVID-19 more seriously and taking steps to protect themselves. COVID vaccinations by Confluence Health are running double what they were recently, according to CEO Dr. Peter Rutherford.

We know that many students have struggled during coronavirus pandemic from loneliness, depression, anxiety and the like. In a recent column, I highlighted surveys taken by Wenatchee High School senior Kamryn Fowler and Kayla Helleson of Chelan Valley Thrive and the numbers they shared were d…