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It's simple: do not travel for the holidays this year - Business Insider


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Summary

Do not travel for the holidays this year.The advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and most health experts is straightforward, but with December gatherings approaching it has never been more urgent.We're just now starting to see  the cost of many people ignoring that messaging over Thanksgiving — traditionally the busiest travel weekend of the year. This year, because of the surge of COVID-19 cases, the CDC issued the simple "do not travel" edict and instead urged people to stay home for Thanksgiving. Given what happened over Thanksgiving and the impending surge of cases, it is important for government and public health experts to start communicating with the public that the best course of action heading into the December holiday season will be to stay home. Prior experiences demonstrate that not embracing these public health measures will keep us in a cycle of continued surges of infections until a vaccine is widely available and taken by a broad swath of the public.For example, Hawaii's most populous island, Oahu, tried targeted closures and other more limited measures in hopes of avoiding more restrictive interventions during its summer surge, but it didn't work.

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