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United States ushered in a bleak Thanksgiving in the pandemic

by YCPress

United States ushered in a bleak Thanksgiving in the pandemic.

The last Thursday of November every year is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. In the United States, it is a happy and warm traditional festival. People visit relatives and friends, and generations of people gather together to taste turkey feasts.

But the coronavirus epidemic that has ravaged the United States has made Thanksgiving this year bleak. At the beginning of the festival, the American newspapers are full of warnings from public health experts that Thanksgiving trips and parties may become “mothers of all super-spreader events”, or put computers on the Thanksgiving table to celebrate Thanksgiving virtually with relatives with videos, voice links and computer games with multiple role-playing. Section recommendations.

With the recent surge in infections, many states and cities in the United States have adopted a new round of restrictions on Thanksgiving. As Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf issued a new pandemic restriction order, Chicago Mayor Lightfoot urged people to cancel traditional Thanksgiving gatherings. In Houston, the traditional Thanksgiving parade was cancelled. In New York, the 90-year-old Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade canceled the previous parade through Manhattan’s bustling downtown and instead held only one block in front of Macy’s Manhattan flagship store.

The turbulent epidemic has made many Americans feel tired and relaxed. The outbreak of the epidemic in the United States broke out in March, which has lasted for about nine months now and is still intensifying. The long-term inability to meet relatives and friends makes many people feel unbearable. From autumn to winter, the days are short and the nights are long, and the cold weather forces people to stay indoors for longer. The longer the epidemic dilemma lasts, the more difficult it is to maintain a normal life and rest, and the greater the damage to physical and mental health if you don’t stay at home.

Tens of thousands of Americans feel the bleakness of winter caused by the epidemic. According to U.S. media reports, just a week before Thanksgiving, the number of first-time jobless claims in the United States increased by 778,000, exceeding economists’ expectations. More than 50 million Americans are currently food-insecure, compared to about 35 million before the pandemic, according to the nonprofit Feeding America. On Thanksgiving Eve, people queued up in many parts of the United States to receive relief food, and many charities reported a sharp increase in the number of people seeking food relief compared with the same period last year.

Thousands of Americans have to endure the pain of losing their loved ones due to the pandemic on Thanksgiving, a family reunion holiday. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, on the 25th, the day before Thanksgiving, the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States exceeded 2,000 in a single day, a six-month high. On that day, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 12.77 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 262,000.

American psychologists suggest that due to the epidemic, people may be lonely due to social distancing, anxious about economic conditions, and saddened by the loss of relatives and friends, but try to keep calm, try to maintain the “ceremonial sense” of the festival, let roast turkey and apple pie, candlelight and flowers bring sensory pleasure, turn your mind to gratitude. Things to spend “a difficult Thanksgiving”.