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US News Covid-19: The United States fears an outbreak of contamination after Thanksgiving weekend

01:25  30 november  2020
01:25  30 november  2020 Source:   france24.com

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Experts fear new a new wave of coronavirus infections could be coming, with more than 13 million U . S . cases reported since the epidemic started. Millions of Americans are heading home Sunday after the Thanksgiving holiday on what’s expected to be the busiest travel day of the epidemic.

As millions of Americans travel home after Thanksgiving , there are mounting concerns of another spike in coronavirus cases. Lines at testing locations are growing longer as nearly 114 people are testing positive every minute across the nation. Gabe Gutierrez reports for Weekend TODAY.

Une personne portant un masque se promène à New York, le 11 novembre 2020. © Kena Betancur, AFP A person wearing a mask walks in New York, November 11, 2020.

The United States are preparing to see a new outbreak of Covid-19 contamination, after the weekend of family celebrations of Thanksgiving, during which several million people took the plane.

The United States is preparing to suffer the consequences of a Thanksgiving marked by the displacement of millions of Americans across the country, which is expected to lead to a surge in Covid-19 cases. A worrying forecast even though the country is already experiencing a peak in hospitalizations.

After a weekend of family celebrations in the United States, "we could see a new outbreak added to the current outbreak" of new contaminations, warned, Sunday, November 29, the director of the American Institute of Infectious Diseases , Anthony Fauci.

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As millions of Americans travel home after Thanksgiving , there are mounting concerns of another spike in coronavirus cases. Lines at testing locations are growing longer as nearly 114 people are testing positive every minute across the nation. Gabe Gutierrez reports for Weekend TODAY.

As millions of Americans travel home after Thanksgiving , there are mounting concerns of another spike in coronavirus cases. Lines at testing locations are growing longer as nearly 114 people are testing positive every minute across the nation. Gabe Gutierrez reports for Weekend TODAY.

At least 1.1 million people flew in the single day before Thanksgiving Day last Thursday, a record number since the pandemic began in the country in March, according to TSA, charged. security checks at airports.

Several states had already seen an increase in new infections after the long Memorial Day weekend at the end of May, which pays tribute to the American armed forces. "We are getting ready to experience this post-Thanksgiving (case) surge, with three, four, ten times more sick across the country", than in May warned Dr Deborah Birx, coordinator of the crisis cell on the White House Covid-19.

Increase in hospitalizations

Hospitalizations due to Covid-19 are at a peak in the country with more than 90,000 people currently hospitalized, recalled the manager. The most bereaved country in the world by the Covid-19, with more than 266,000 dead, the United States had 13.3 million cases on Sunday, according to the Johns Hopkins University count which refers to it.

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As millions of Americans travel home after Thanksgiving , there are mounting concerns of another spike in coronavirus cases. Lines at testing locations are growing longer as nearly 114 people are testing positive every minute across the nation. Gabe Gutierrez reports for Weekend TODAY.

As millions of Americans travel home after Thanksgiving , there are mounting concerns of another spike in coronavirus cases. Lines at testing locations are growing longer as nearly 114 people are testing positive every minute across the nation. Gabe Gutierrez reports for Weekend TODAY.

In this context, Dr Fauci explained that he was not considering relaxing the recommendations not to travel or health restrictions before Christmas. In some states such as California, new restrictions have even been put in place in the face of the rise in cases: a curfew has been declared in San Francisco and Los Angeles has banned most public and private gatherings from Monday.

"Close bars and keep schools open," urged Anthony Fauci. An advice that seemed to follow the mayor of New York announcing the reopening from Monday of schools, which had closed on November 18, triggering a heated controversy .

> To read also: In New York, some schools are closing again to prevent a new wave of Covid-19

The immunologist, however, sought to reassure his fellow citizens by recalling that a vaccine would be available from December for people those most at risk of developing a severe form of the disease. “There really is a light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.

A gigantic logistics operation was set up to transport the vaccines and doses of that of the companies Pfizer and BioNTech were transported from Belgium to the United States, several American media reported on Sunday. The Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine is claimed to be 95% effective against the virus and could be cleared by the United States Drugs Agency (FDA) shortly after December 10.

With AFP

Donald Trump's children are waiting for him for a weekend at Camp David .
Donald Trump is flying to Camp David this Friday to spend the weekend with his family. His adult children are already there. © Instagram Donald Trump Jr and Kimberly Guilfoyle, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Dan Scavino, Eric Trump and his wife Lara, Tiffany Trump and Michael Boulos A family weekend for the Trumps. This Friday, Donald Trump will fly to Camp David where he will spend Thanksgiving weekend.

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