Despite the previous warnings of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and several American medical experts that large-scale holiday trips and gatherings will accelerate the spread of the epidemic at a time when the COVID-19 epidemic continues to worsen in the United States, the momentum of large-scale travel among the American people remains unchanged.
According to a report released by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, from January 1 to 3, more than 3 million passengers across the United States passed airport security checks.
Among them, on the 3rd, it set the highest number of air travel since the outbreak of the epidemic in the United States.
Facing the risk of the intensification of the spread of the epidemic during holidays in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a recommendation calling on people to postpone travel plans and stay at home as much as possible.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has also said that the current epidemic in the United States has “out of control” in all aspects.
The large number of people traveling during the holiday is likely to cause the confirmed cases to soar on the basis of the existing “surge”.
On the 3rd local time, in an interview with NBC, Fauci once again expressed his concern.
Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: In the next few weeks, it is likely that the situation will get worse, or at least maintain the very high infection and mortality rate as it is now.
You know, the reason is that we are in the situation predicted a few weeks ago.
When people start to live on vacation and travel on a large scale, people will carry out gatherings such as social and family gatherings, and ignore the advice of public health officials like me.
In fact, according to a recent report by CNN, the adverse effects of public holidays in the United States are gradually emerging, and the core indicators of confirmed cases, deaths and hospitalizations of COVID-19 in the United States are rising recently.