Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Millions of Americans are defying health warnings and traveling ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, likely exacerbating a surge in coronavirus inflections just before a series of promising new vaccines become widely available.
With U.S. COVID-19 infections hitting a record 168,000 per day on average, Americans are flocking to crowded airports against the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. surgeon general and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert.
Some 1 million passengers passed through airport screenings on Sunday, the highest number since the pandemic swept into the United States in mid-March. It was the second time in three days that passengers screened topped 1 million, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration said.