(Articles 8-9 include remarks from a Los Angeles International Airport spokesman)
By Maria Caspani and Gabriella Porter
November 25 (Reuters) – Americans dismiss state and local officials’ pleas to allow surgeons to stay home for Thanksgiving holiday due to coronovirus epidemic, with release of vaccines still weeks to trigger fresh warning from health officials remains.
US President-Elect Joe Biden joined the call for protection, urging people to avoid large family gatherings, wear protective masks, and maintain social distance.
“I know we can and we’ll beat this virus,” Biden said in a nearly empty Wilmington, Delaware, theater, wearing a mask to a handful of staff and reporters and sitting inside socially perverted circles on the floor said in. Biden did not wear a mask.
The 78-year-old Democrat said, “Life is going to be normal. I promise you. It will be forever.”
Deaths from COVID-19 rose to more than 2,000 on a single day for the first time since May on Tuesday and a record of more than 89,000 hospitalizations on Wednesday as the country recorded 2.3 million new infections in the past two weeks.
Spiral infection usually occurs toll weeks after the increased death. Coronavirus deaths reached 2,157 on Tuesday – one person every 40 seconds – with another 170,000 people infected, with millions of Americans traveling for thanksgiving.
Nearly 1 million passengers a day have been screened at airport security checkpoints for the past week, with Sunday’s total of 1.047 million being the highest number since the epidemic’s early days in mid-March.
“It’s tough. It’s a big holiday in the US. Thanksgiving. But with the situation that we’re in right now, it seems like not having to travel to the airport, not to travel,” Los Angeles International Airport spokesman Charles Panunzio told Reuters.
“But if you are traveling, we will do our best to make the journey safe for you.”
‘We want to see the family’
Dalija Rodriguez, a 33-year-old childhood teacher, was traveling to Texas from New York’s La Guardinia Airport on Wednesday.
“We know we’re taking a risk, but we want to see the family, and it’s been a long time,” she said.
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Drs. Anthony Fauci urged people to keep the thanksgiving meetings as short as possible.
“If we do those things, we’re going to get through it. So this is my final petition before the holiday,” Fossey said Wednesday in ABC News’ program “Good Morning America”.
Families with university students have been forced to evaluate the risk of reunification for thanksgiving.
Francesca Wimmer, a student at the University of Northwestern, Illinois, flew to Washington wearing an N95 mask and a face shield, claiming to protect her parents and grandparents and checking into a hotel for 14 days Of.
“She was returning to a sensitive set. We didn’t believe a test was enough,” said her mother, Cynthia Kimmer.
Luke Burke, studying at Syracuse University in New York, was planning to spend Thanksgiving with his family in New Jersey until his roommate tested positive the previous week.
“I’m sorry that I can’t live with my parents, but that’s the right thing,” Burke said.
Lines in new york city
Lines at the COVID-19 test sites across New York City wrapped around the block Wednesday, the video showed on Twitter. Bundled-up New Yorkers began outside clinics in Astoria, Queens and Bourrum Hill, Brooklyn, starting at 8am.
MG Robinson, a contract analyst at the New York City Comptroller’s Office, stood in line for seven hours outside a CityMD clinic in Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn on Wednesday.
Robinson, 30, who plans to gather with a small group of family members, said, “I get up at 6 in the morning and I get here at 6:30 … I am in front of the line. Can’t even see. ” on Thanksgiving.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was criticized after telling a local TV station, invited Alberti, his 89-year-old mother and two daughters, to Thanksgiving because he was inverted.
Cuomo on Wednesday urged New Yorkers to stay indoors, telling reporters, “It’s not a normal thank you, and it’s supposed to work like a normal Thanksgiving.”
The first COVID-19 vaccine rule 10 could lead to weeks off with the US Food and Drug Administration, whether it was to approve Pfizer Inc. vaccines for emergency use.
A second vaccine, manufactured by Modern Inc., could also be ready for U.S. authorization and delivery within weeks, said US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.
There are plans to release 6.4 million COVID-19 vaccine supplements nationwide as soon as the Trump administration’s plan for Operation Tana pace program is approved.
(Reporting by Maria Caspani, Gabriella Borter, Dan Fastenberg, Nathan Layne, Lisa Lambert, Daniel Trotta, and Dan Whitcomb; Writing by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Lisa Shumaker; Bill Tarant, Aurora Ellis and Himani Sarkar;
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