In the last 24 hours, on the eve of Thanksgiving, the United States recorded the largest number of deaths per 24 hours in six months. According to the records of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, over 2,400 people died in the last 24 hours from the effects of COVID-19.
The United States has so far suffered a total of 262,090 deaths as a result of the corona epidemic. At least 12.7 million people were already infected with the lung virus. No other country has been hit so hard by the pandemic.
Earlier this month, the number of new infections per day in the U.S. set new records, as well as the numbers of hospital admissions.
On the eve of the American holiday Thanksgiving, fewer Americans seemed to be on their way to family. Over the past few days, concern in the US has increased as a result of images from busy airports.
Over the past week, about a million passengers have been traveling by plane every day, with the largest number last Sunday. Since the outbreak in March it has not happened that so many people took the plane in the United States in one day.
In his Thanksgiving speech, Joe Biden urged Americans to comply with the measures.
“There is real hope, tangible hope. So hang in there. “Do not surrender to fatigue,” said Biden. “You will get your lives back. Life will return to normal. It will. This won’t last forever.”
American Top immunologist Anthony Fauci had already called on Americans to skip Thanksgiving this year in mid-October.
“It is unfortunately a risk if you meet with visitors from elsewhere,” said the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “It’s unfortunate, because Thanksgiving’s family meeting is an important part of American tradition.”