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This Is what Experts Are Saying About The Safety Of Going Home For Thanksgiving this Year

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In light of the rise in cases after the Canadian thanksgiving took place in October, experts hav been cautioning against large gatherings this thanksgiving in the United States. Since the brisk autumn weather is forcing people to gather inside rather than outdoors more safely during the warmer weather, this is creating a more dangerous situation for people to be around at home. 

The virus is proven to linger in the air though little water droplets. since thanksgiving is an occasion where family from across the country come together to celebrate, it means that plenty of traveling is usually involved. "Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19," according to the CDC guidelines. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci said that people who are planning to celebrate should weigh the risks of gathering largely. "Make your own decision," he told MSNBC. BuzzFeed also interviewed a number of experts, many of them saying that all goers should plan on quarantining prior to the gathering, starting November 12. 

"“Particularly with the [Pfizer] vaccine news, we’re probably trying to look to get through another six to eight months and then it’s highly likely the next Thanksgiving will be fine," said expert Robert Wachter of the University of California, San Francisco to BuzzFeed. "We’re going to stay home for Thanksgiving, for sure," said the director of the American Public Health Association, Georges C. Benjamin.

Source: BuzzFeed