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'We will see a surge upon a surge': Health experts warn Thanksgiving could be a major superspreader event

COVID-19 killed more than 2,200 people in the U.S. Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University - but despite the warnings, many are still traveling and attending Thanksgiving gatherings.

News 12 Staff

Nov 27, 2020, 1:42 AM

Updated 1,328 days ago

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COVID-19 killed more than 2,200 people in the U.S. Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University - but despite the warnings, many are still traveling and attending Thanksgiving gatherings.
That has some health experts warning the holiday could be a major superspreader event.
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising nationwide, and cases are expected to jump soon.
"In a week, more likely two weeks, we will see a surge upon a surge," says Dr. William Schaffner.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest ensemble forecast projects up to 321,000 COVID-19-related deaths in the U.S. by Dec. 19.
During a Thanksgiving address Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden said the country needs to avoid COVID-19 fatigue.
Public health experts urge social distancing and wearing a mask in public.


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