Photos of packed USA airports show how Americans are defying CDC guidance

Marco Green
November 26, 2020

While the cruise industry remains completely shutdown in North America with impossibly high standards instituted by the CDC, neither airports nor air travel have had any shutdown or forced regulation related to health protocols.

CBS News reporter Kris Van Cleave said more than three million have been screened at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints since Friday.

If the number of flights over the US two days before Thanksgiving are any indication, people aren't taking the warnings against traveling during a unsafe period of the pandemic very seriously.

The Associated Press reports that while flight bookings are down as much as 60 percent this year, USA airports are still processing as many as a million passengers a day.

However, air travel is still significantly down from 2019 following the coronavirus pandemic, with the TSA screening approximately 2.25 million people on the Monday before Thanksgiving in 2019, which is more than double the (roughly) 917,000 it screened Monday.

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised Americans against traveling for Thanksgiving, recommending that they stay home and celebrate with the people they live with instead.

There have been 12,613,248 coronavirus recorded in the United States at the time of writing, and 260,065 related deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

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