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This week's top 10: States, cities close dine-in; NRA says restaurants are not responsible for rising COVID infections

How Hilton bounced back from coronavirus lockdowns, a drag bar in San Francisco takes the show on the road and more trending stories from this week

This week, we covered the increased restrictions on most states across the country including the shuttering of dine-in operations in 41 California counties that had opened, a lockdown order for the city of Chicago and a curfew in New York City.

The U.S. saw a massive spike in coronavirus cases, reaching 11 million confirmed cases at the beginning of the week, with two cities reporting over 1 million infections since the beginning of the pandemic. In response, cities across the country began closing indoor dining as initial measures. President-elect Joe Biden's coronavirus task force doctors have publically said that a four-to-six week complete lockdown could help ease the country's suffering.

Two vaccine trials published reports showing over 90% positivity rates and leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said that there could be a vaccine for everyone by April 2021.

The Naational Restaurant Association this week sent a letter to U.S. govenors accusing them of using the restaurant industry as a "convienent scaptgoat" for the rise in COVID cases This came after a study from Stanford University was released that called indoor dining a "COVID superspreader event."

See what else was trending this week on Restaurant Hospitality.

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