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More than 8 million Americans travel by plane during the holiday. Fauci: The epidemic may break out one after another.

More than 8 million Americans travel by plane during the holiday. Fauci: The epidemic may break out one after another.

Reuters

November 30 – Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned that due to the large number of tourists in the United States this Thanksgiving holiday, the coronavirus epidemic may break out in the United States one wave in the coming weeks. He reminded people to strictly implement epidemic prevention measures such as wearing masks and social distancing.

Business Insider on the 29th, according to the number of travelers at the checkpoints of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), even though the CDC recommends not to travel, more than 5 million passengers still travel through U.S. airports between November 23 and November 28. According to TSA data, between November 20 and November 22, there were 3 million tourists on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Photos and videos show alarming crowding intensity in some airport terminals and gates.

Fauci to ABC on 29th: “Because of these trips, the number of cases will almost certainly rise sharply.” Fauci TV show said that the epidemic will not suddenly improve, and there will be “wave after wave” outbreaks in the next two to three weeks, but to prevent “it’s too late”, he reminded people to wear masks and social distance when they are reunited with their families on Thanksgiving. But he is not worried about the risk of the spread of the epidemic on campus, and believes that children should be allowed back to school.

Johns Hopkins University : United States has now tallied more than 13 million confirmed coronavirus cases and nearly 270,000 people have died of the epidemic. As of 17:05 Eastern time on November 29 (6:05 Beijing time on 30), the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has reached 1,333,698 and the number of deaths has reached 266,642. 114,182 new confirmed cases and 704 new deaths in the past 24 hours.

Public health experts warn that Thanksgiving holiday travel may make this situation worse. Birx, a member of the White House Task Force on the Fight against the Epidemic, also reminded people on TV on the 29th that the number of parties should be avoided to exceed 65.

Although experts continue to advise against outbreaks, epidemic prevention measures across the United States are fragmented and different.

Los Angeles County, California, for example, only resumed the temporary stay-at-home order last Friday (November 27) to prohibit people from gathering with non-family members.

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