CDC Warns Against Thanksgiving Travel as U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit Another Record High

On Thursday, the United States reported 187,000 new coronavirus infections, the largest one-day number in any country since the pandemic began. More than 2,000 people were killed in the United States on Thursday, the highest one-day death toll since May.

Disease modelers at the University of Washington School of Medicine currently expect that over 470,000 coronavirus deaths will occur in the United States by March 1 unless face masks are commonly used, which they estimate will save 65,000 lives.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to avoid travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, noting that family gatherings could result in an increase in new infections and deaths.

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