With COVID still ravaging the country, and a number of our most important holidays on the horizon, there are serious concerns about how exactly the end of the year 2020 is going to go.
For instance, Americans this week were told by the CDC that it is their strong suggestion that you not travel for Thanksgiving, and, if they had their way, you’d stay in your household contact “pod” for the duration. If all else fails, they say, try to eat outside.
Try telling that to Vermonters or Chicagoans.
The World Health Organization is now chiming in as well, this time taking aim at how we’re hoping to celebrate Christmas.
Dr Hans Kluge said on Thursday that because Muslims held “virtual celebrations” for Ramadan — with some notable exceptions — and Hindus celebrated a “virtual” Diwali, Christians should similarly radically alter their traditional Christmas plans.
“If it’s a large gathering of vulnerable people, you may then postpone that gathering until you can safely gather.
“Despite the cold, if local restrictions permit, gather outside with loved ones for picnics in the park,” the Belgian said, according to LBC.
Americans already appear to be unwilling to take the CDC’s advice, with massive lines for COVID testing springing up around the nation ahead of Turkey Day…there’s no telling what they’ll be willing, (or, more importantly not willing), to sacrifice come December 25th.
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