CDC’s Thanksgiving travel recommendations

Dr. Jen Ashton has what you need to know if you’re thinking of traveling for the holiday.
2:15 | 11/20/20

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Transcript for CDC’s Thanksgiving travel recommendations
Not today. Good afternoon, everybody. We made it to Friday. Thanksgiving is next week. What will that look like, doc? Stay tuned. Thank you for being with us here on "Gma3: What you need to know" on this Friday. We're happy you're with us. Of course. Welcome everybody. Of course welcome to the aforementioned chief medical correspondent Jen Ashton. We're here with all the major developments. Here's a look at the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins. Now more than 56.9 million coronavirus cases, that we know of, around the world. More than 1.3 million deaths globally. Diagnosed cases in our country soaring past 11.7 million and rising. Doc, the news came yesterday, what, the CDC -- don't travel? People are calling this the November surprise. This is what the CDC said. To my knowledge they have not made recommendations this strong in the last 50 years. They're saying consider avoiding all travel during Thanksgiving. If you are thinking of traveling, consider strongly the members of your household and their individual risks. Think about others, not just ourselves. They also suggest -- how about this for amino -- find out if the hospitals in your area are overwhelmed. That's how strongly they're connecting the dots here. If possible, they're suggesting quarantining two weeks before travel. Obviously we're within that window now for Thanksgiving. That's not possible anymore. It's not a possibility. Did the CDC give any other information as pertains to Thanksgiving? They're very concerned about transportation hubs of all kinds -- airplanes, bus, train because of the congregation of people indoors and the risk in that environment. They're also urging extra precautions for the first time within our homes, if people are coming and gathering for Thanksgiving. Opening windows, turning fans on over the stove and wearing masks indoors. They are being very, very strong with recommendations. All right. Dr. Jen, these are the times unfortunately. Yeah. We'll turn to ABC's Kyra

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