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Friday, October 07, 2022

Live: Daily Coronavirus News Updates, Nov 2: What You Need To Know Today About COVID-19 In The Seattle Area, Washington State And Around The World

Deaths from COVID-19 surpassed 5 million worldwide on Monday in less than two years. The United States has the most deaths from COVID-19 of any country. with During the pandemic, 745,000 deaths were recorded.

Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease and Control has shared a report detailing studies that show immunity induced by infection and vaccine lasts at least six months, but vaccines are more consistent in their protection and offer massive amounts of antibodies to people previously infected.

Despite advice from senior health officials, some people chose not to comply with vaccination guidelines. About 9,000 New York City public employees were sent on unpaid leave for refusing to comply with vaccination requirements that took effect Monday.

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.


7:00 am

Canadian snowbirds head south after US land borders open

R. Glenn Williamson, Honorary Consul of Canada in Arizona, founder and CEO of the Business Council of Canada in Arizona, bask in the morning sun at the Arizona Biltmore Resort on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, in Phoenix.  Williamson says he is looking forward to the return of Canadian snowbirds to the state as vaccinated people from other countries can enter the United States by land from Nov. 8. (AP Photo / Ross D. Franklin)

Canadians Ian and Heather Stewart are relishing the idea of ​​leaving the freezing temperatures behind this winter when the US reopens its borders to nonessential land travel next week and they embark on a long-delayed trip to their seasonal home in Fort Myers, Florida.

The restrictions imposed by both countries during the coronavirus pandemic and their own fears prevented retirees and millions of other Canadians from traveling south to warmer countries like Florida, Arizona and Mexico during the cold winter months of last year.

Now that the Biden administration has decided to allow vaccinated people to enter the United States by road for any reason, starting November 8, many Canadians are gathering their tourists and booking places at their favorite condominiums and mobile home parks. Some of them are already in the United States and are arriving on flights that have never stopped and only required a negative COVID-19 test.

But many were waiting for the opportunity to get behind the wheel, preferring the convenience of movement with expensive and scarce rental cars.

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– Terry Tan and Anita Snow, Associated Press

6:24 am

Find out the last 24 hours

Today is a big day for kids and parents as the CDC is weighing the final approval of the vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Washington state pediatricians advise parents to vaccinate their children as soon as possible. This comes as the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state begin to decline at alarming levels. Vaccine doses for children are already being dispatched.

Should you mix or match your booster shot? Navigating through it can feel like reading a book on your own adventure – you have options, but not many clues about the best path. A look at the science can help. Plus, read the Q&A with the experts and see if you’re the right fit for the job.

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green imposed so many fines for refusing to wear a mask on the floor of a US home, she could buy a brand new car. Yesterday, the House Ethics Committee imposed four more fines on her.

—Chris Higginson

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