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CDC warns again: This is not the year for Thanksgiving travel, people

Added 11-24-20 12:35:02pm EST - “"This is a recipe for disaster."” - Hotair.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Hotair.com: “CDC warns again: This is not the year for Thanksgiving travel, people”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Consider this the deadly wages of squandering credibility early in a crisis. The CDC started off the pandemic by screwing up test development, a setback for which we are still paying a high price, and then deliberately misleading on mask usage in order to preserve PPE supply in the early days. The agency has played catch-up on credibility ever since, which is one reason why Americans seem comfortable flocking to high-density travel options just as the pandemic’s second (or arguably third) wave is cresting in diagnoses, hospitals, and deaths.

They’re just not paying attention to the CDC, or at least not enough to matter, and it’s going to be costly:

Americans are ignoring the CDC's calls not to travel for Thanksgiving. Health experts warn that the estimated 50 million Thanksgiving travelers will send the deepening COVID-19 crisis into an even faster — and deadlier — tailspin.

The Centers for Disease Control is advising Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving next week, saying Thursday that the extraordinary spike of a million new cases over the last week raises new concern that family gatherings could spread the virus among families and communities.

“Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year,” the new guidelines state. …

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