Millions in U.S. defy warnings against Thanksgiving holiday travel

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    For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video Millions of Americans are ignoring health advice to avoid flying over the Thanksgiving holiday which begins Thursday. The country’s top immunologist says air travel threatens to worsen soaring COVID-19 cases. But already decimated by the pandemic, airlines and airports are desperate for even a fraction of the revenue that the busiest travel period of the year generates. The U.S. has reported over 12.7 million COVID-19 cases and more than 260,000 deaths.

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    Thanksgiving is best known as a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November every year, usually through feasting, parades and travel to see family and friends, though celebrations have been scaled back during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

    The roots of the modern celebration lie in settlers celebrating their arrival in the Americas in the early 1600’s. It has been a public holiday since 1941 due to federal legislation, an annual tradition in the United States by presidential proclamation since 1863 and by state legislation since the Founding Fathers of the United States.

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