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Live: Coronavirus daily news updates, Oct. 14: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world

Doctors in the United States are preparing for a dual flu epidemic and a coronavirus outbreak.

In countries with relatively high vaccination rates, such as the United States and many countries in Europe, it can be difficult for those immunized to distinguish a nasty cold from a breakthrough case of COVID this winter. It is also difficult to predict how bad this flu season will be after the historically low incidence of influenza last year during quarantine.

In preparation, Germany has purchased additional flu vaccines, and tens of thousands of people in the UK are searching search engines for “the worst cold in history.”

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization announced that it is sponsoring a new group of scientists from around the world to study the origins of COVID-19, as well as the potential of other revolutionary new viruses.

We are updating this page with the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Seattle, the United States and the world. Click here to see real-time updates from previous days and all other news on the coronavirus, and here to see how we track the daily spread of the virus in Washington DC.

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Reason to Celebrate (Carefully): The number of coronavirus cases in Washington has declined across all age groups, including school-aged children, according to state health officials. They left the residents with leadership for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Redmond firefighters on the front lines during the country’s first known outbreak of COVID-19 now refuse vaccinations and ask the city to keep them at work.

Today is a big day for booster shots how FDA advisors decide whether to support the Moderna booster. Tomorrow they will consider revaccinating Johnson & Johnson, although new research suggests that people who receive the J&J vaccine may be better off getting vaccinated from another manufacturer.

This is the “worst cold”: flu or COVID-19? This Q&A section explains what you need to know before winter about illness, breakthrough infections, and more.

Seattle Schools May Request Statewide Vaccination Mandate to all students, and the state health board is open to review this. The jolt is caused by the fact that the coronavirus has affected all schools in the district.

—Chris Higginson

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