he U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls on people to stay at home during holidays to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

People walk past Christmas New Year decorations in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA on November 23, 2020. Xinhua News Agency/AFP)

Washington, December 22 Due to the arrival of the Christmas holiday in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States recently issued a recommendation, emphasizing that travel will increase the risk of infection and transmission of the novel coronavirus. Staying at home during the holiday is the best way to protect yourself and others.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the number of confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths of COVID-19 in the United States has increased rapidly recently.

Gathering and traveling with family and friends who don’t stay together can increase the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 and the flu. It is recommended that people postpone their travel plans, stay at home as much as possible, hold online virtual parties with family and friends who are not together, and give gifts to each other virtually.

According to the new epidemic data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 22nd, the United States reported more than 180,000 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and more than 1,700 new deaths on the 21st.

The number of confirmed cases is slightly lower than that of the previous few days, but the average number of confirmed cases in the past seven days has still exceeded 215,000.

According to new data released by the tracking project launched by Atlantic Monthly in the United States, there are currently more than 117,000 coronavirus hospitalizations in the United States, a new record since the outbreak.

On the 21st, U.S. President-elect Biden received a coronavirus vaccine, and the vaccination process was broadcast live on national television to emphasize that the vaccine is safe and effective. Biden said he hoped that the American people would dispel doubts and be ready to get a coronavirus vaccine.

He also said it would take “time” to distribute vaccines and called on American people to take precautions such as wearing masks during Christmas and New Year holidays to avoid traveling as much as possible.

December 22nd, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. Fauci encourages everyone who has the opportunity to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus so that the United States can form a “protection barrier” against the epidemic and end the novel coronavirus as soon as possible.

According to the coronavirus statistics released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of the evening of the 22nd, the cumulative number of confirmed cases and deaths in the United States exceeded 322,000.