What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world

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Moderna has shipped a greater share of its doses to wealthy countries than any other vaccine manufacturer. As for the poorer countries struggling to obtain vaccines, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel called the situation “sad” but said it was out of his control.

Meanwhile, in Washington state, two public figures are receiving criticism for their recent behavior around COVID precautions: Seattle mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell, who posed maskless and mingled with dozens of people at a large indoor event on Friday, and Washington State University football coach Nick Rolovich, who confirmed he is applying for a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

California governor Gavin Newsom has signed a law making it a crime to impede vaccination efforts or harass or intimidate people trying to get their shots.

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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