Monday 30th November 2020
Thanksgiving als Superspreader
Fauci warns of an explosion in the number of corona cases
The renowned US virologist Anthony Fauci has warned of a drastic increase in the number of corona infections after Thanksgiving. Because of the lively travel activities around the most important US holiday, the spread of the novel corona virus will most likely accelerate again, Fauci told CNN. In two or three weeks, a sharp increase in the number of infections can be expected. “We don’t want to scare people, but that’s the reality,” said Fauci.
Before Thanksgiving, the US health authority CDC had urgently advised against the usual trips across the US to see family members, but millions of US citizens were not deterred.
The United States is the hardest hit country in the world by the pandemic. In total, the United States has already recorded more than 13 million corona cases. More than 266,000 infected people died.