CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – With infection rates soaring, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 passing 250,000 and many hospitals reaching capacity, the Centers for Disease Control is urging Americans not to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday.

 “This is a serious point in time in the pandemic, and we need to all be doubling down on the things that we know work for slowing the spread of COVID-19,” says the CDC’s Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz.

In an open letter to the American people, three organizations representing health care workers are also stating that they “strongly urge everyone throughout our country to celebrate responsibly, in a scaled-back fashion that limits the virus’s spread.

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