Coronavirus daily news updates, November 10: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world

The White House announced on Tuesday that President Joe Biden extended federal government aid that seeks to reimburse states, tribes and territories for COVID-19 emergency response plans. The aid, extended to April 1, 2022, also covers the deployment of The National Guard to assist local hospitals with coronavirus cases or vaccinations.

Meanwhile, Moderna and the National Institutes of Health are at odds over who merits credit for developing the main component of the COVID-19 vaccine. This dispute over patent rights has broad complications when it comes to the long-term distribution of the vaccine and future profits.

We’re updating this page with the latest news about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the Seattle area, the U.S. and the world. Click here to see previous days’ live updates and all our other coronavirus coverage, and here to see how we track the daily spread across Washington.


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King County has received complaints about 150 businesses that reportedly haven’t been complying with a new countywide policy requiring patrons to show proof of vaccination or a negative test. One chef said: “We’re in the hospitality business, not the police business.”

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have been hit with fines for violating protocols in the wake of the team’s quarterback flaunting rules on the vaccine. The Packers play the Seahawks on Sunday.

COVID-19 has had a staggering impact on a Florida sheriff’s department, where Sheriff Gregory Tony told a memorial service for nine employees that 32% of the department’s employees had contracted the disease so far. “We didn’t lose one, two, three — we lost nine,” he said. Florida’s governor has prohibited vaccine mandates.

People who trust Fox News Channel and other media outlets that appeal to conservatives are more likely to believe falsehoods about COVID-19 and vaccines than those who primarily go elsewhere for news, a study has found.

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Article Source: The Seattle Times