Coronavirus And Thanksgiving: Fauci Says Family Gatherings Are A Risk : Consider This from NPR – NPR

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says Thanksgiving gatherings could cause coronavirus cases to rise even faster than they already are.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says Thanksgiving gatherings could cause coronavirus cases to rise even faster than they already are.

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As cases spike around the country, Utah is one state changing the way it’s approaching the coronavirus. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert has a “new game plan” to beat back record-high cases that threaten to overwhelm the state’s hospital system.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says “halftime adjustments” like that are necessary for states to slow the spread of the virus this fall, as more Americans prepare to spend more time indoors. An exclusive NPR survey of contact tracing efforts reveals many states are not prepared to handle the coming surge in cases. NPR’s Selena Simmons-Duffin explains.

And Dr. Anthony Fauci warns Thanksgiving gatherings may accelerate spread even more.

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This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis and Scott Hensley. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.