More South Dakotans Choosing Not to Travel This Thanksgiving

Uptick in air travelers reported despite CDC advising against Thanksgiving travel

More than 3 million airline passengers passed through USA airports over the weekend, disregarding calls to avoid Thanksgiving trips and making it the busiest air-travel weekend since coronavirus lockdowns hit in mid-March.

USA airlines say travel demand remains down 62 percent from a year ago, while global travel demand remains down more than 70 percent.

With new COVID-19 cases climbing to almost 200,000 a day, the CDC has said that the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is "at home with people who live with you". The guidance comes amid a record surge of COVID-19 throughout the United States, with an average of 1,400 coronavirus-related deaths per day in the USA in the last week.

According to the Transportation Security Administration, more than one million travelers passed through TSA checkpoints across the country on both Friday and Sunday.

The CDC on Saturday said COVID-19 testing before and after global travel can reduce risk and "make travel safer by reducing spread on planes, in airports and at destinations". But the travel insurance firm says those figures represent huge declines from just past year, which saw 55 million travelers for Thanksgiving.

The head of the USA campaign to rapidly deploy a vaccine said on Sunday the first shots could begin to be administered to healthcare workers and other high-priority recipients as early as mid-December, within a day or two of receiving regulatory consent.

Still, many Americans are refusing to follow the health advice that could save their lives.

The rush of travelers comes on a day that Johns Hopkins University reported a record 195,542 new US Covid-19 cases confirmed.

"We get tested, we are negative, so life goes on", he said."Thanksgiving is Thanksgiving".

But Lafferty said her family would have assembled if they could.

To be sure, many Americans said they would do their best to conform with health recommendations.

Leggett said he isn't concerned about possible exposure to the virus.

The White House plans to hold indoor holiday receptions in the coming weeks despite ongoing Covid-19 outbreaks and the advice of public health professionals.

Jacksonville remains one of the cheapest areas of Florida to fill up in. A White House aide and four others have tested positive in recent days. Use face masks and keep in mind to socially distance.

"Guests will enjoy food individually plated by chefs at plexiglass-protected food stations". "Attending the parties will be a very personal choice".

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is strongly recommending that people stay home for Thanksgiving to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

"These apply to the White House, they apply to the American people, they apply to everyone", Adams said.



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