The CDC cautions Americans against travelling for the Thanksgiving holiday next week due to the … [+] continuing rise in Covid-19 coronavirus cases. (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images)
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This year, Thanksgiving may be all about that baste, but not travel.
You’ve got a little less than a week to “Meghan Trainor” yourself to do Thanksgiving differently compared to how you’ve probably done it in the past. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now advising against traveling. If you look on the CDC’s “Celebrating Thanksgiving” website, it says that “travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading Covid-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year.” So when Thanksgiving Day arrives on November 26 next Thursday, you can take a break from Zooming by eating turkey, mashed potatoes, and corn and Zooming.
That’s because the Covid-19 coronavirus has done the opposite of “go away” after Election Day. Instead, it’s been surging. In the past seven days since “National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day” on November 12, the U.S. has had over a million newly reported Covid-19 cases. Yep, the U.S. has controlled the Covid-19 coronavirus about as well as a thong would hold gravy. You should never use a thong to serve liquids, and at this point, you should avoid riding buses, trains, airplanes, hot air balloons, or any other vehicles where it may be tough to stay away from other people.