“The CDC recommends against traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday period,” Dr. Henry Walk, CDC’s accident director for Covid-19, told reporters on a conference call.
“At the present time, especially that we are witnessing a tremendous growth in cases and the opportunity to transmit disease or infection from one part of the country to another leads to our recommendation to avoid travel at this time.”
“The reason for the update is the fact that during the week we witnessed over a million new cases in the country,” said Dr. Irene Sauber Schatz, head of the CDC, Community Intervention and Population Critical Task Force. During the briefing.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 250,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the United States. More than 11.5 million people have been diagnosed with the virus, and the United States has set several new daily hospital admissions records.
Maintaining the safety of travel
It’s a matter of life or death.
“What is at stake is an increased chance of your loved one falling ill and then hospitalized and dying during the holidays,” Walkie said.
People congregate in several generations, Wook said, and someone at this meeting could have diabetes or kidney disease, or simply be older and more at risk. Additionally, 40% of infections are asymptomatic.
“One of our fears is that in the holiday season people will get together and may in fact be bringing the infection with them to this small gathering and not knowing it,” Walkie said.
The CDC has also provided more guidance on who is considered a family member.
“We’ve had a lot of questions from the American people about college students or people who have been coming home for the holidays from family members or family members, so we’ve made it clear that the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is at home with the people in your home,” he said. Sauber Schatz.
“People who did not live in your family for the 14 days before the ceremony should not be considered members of your family and so you should take these extra precautions, even wearing masks inside your home.”
Families can also ask college students or other people who are normally considered non-judgmental family members to quarantine as much as possible for 14 days prior to arrival.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that the safest gatherings be held outside when possible. People can wear masks when they are together, and put chairs and furniture away.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that people who travel should wear masks, keep away from others and wash their hands, or use hand sanitizer frequently.
The CDC said travel is risky in large part because of the travel centers, which bring people together from different places, and the lines that form make it difficult to keep a distance from others.
“You can catch COVID-19 while you are traveling. You may feel better and have no symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to others. You and your travel companions (including children) may spread COVID-19 to other people including Your family, friends and community for 14 days after exposure to the virus, “the CDC says in the updated guidelines.
“Do not travel if you are sick or if you have been near someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Do not travel with someone who is sick.”
Walkie said he would not visit his family. “I haven’t seen my dad since January. I stay at home and this was difficult because I have my older parents who want to see me and they want to see my kids too,” he said.
“The outbreak was a long time ago, nearly 11 months now, and people are tired. We understand that and people want to see their relatives and friends the way they have always been accustomed to. Ask people to be as safe as possible and limit their travel.”