Sunday to be busiest day for travel on Thanksgiving weekend, despite pandemic

Marco Green
Декабря 1, 2020

Nearly 1.18 million people traveled Sunday, which marked the highest day since COVID-19 pandemic restrictions began.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encouraged people not to travel, the airports were still very busy on Sunday.

The officials of Moderna Inc. stated that they would ask United States and European regulators to permit the emergency use of its Covid-19 vaccine as new study results affirm the shots offer powerful protection.

"Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19".

Fauci also appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press", where he made similar remarks, adding that it's "not too late" for people traveling home after Thanksgiving to help curb the virus by wearing masks, staying distant from others and avoiding large groups of people. Doctors worry about the effects of this weekend's travel will be seen in a few weeks from now, with a surge of cases.

As of November 30, more than 13.3 million Americans have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University, and more than 266,000 have died nationwide. This was assessed as the health officials asked to brace for a disastrous worsening of the nationwide surge because of the holiday celebrations due to Thanksgiving.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened 1,176,091 individuals at checkpoints across the country on November 29, marking the highest passenger volume recorded since around March 16.

Sunday's air travel was lower than last year's, when at least 2.8 million people were screened, according to TSA. She graduated from Columbia University School of Journalism and was previously a News and Politics Writer for Bustle News.

Summer Lin is a McClatchy Real-Time News Reporter.

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