Despite a call from the U.S. health service (CDC) to stay home for Thanksgiving and not to spread the coronavirus, millions of Americans have bought air tickets.
According to the Transportation Security Administration, more than 2 million people were screened at American airports on Friday and Saturday. Although this is much lower than last year at the same time, it was the highest number since the outbreak of the epidemic in March.
A day earlier, the CDC had just advised the Americans not to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with people from outside their own family. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading expert on infectious diseases, said on Sunday that he was worried about the crowds at the airports, given the increase in coronary events.