Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Viral spread: Americans paying the price for Thanksgiving

With some Americans now paying the price for what they did over Thanksgiving and falling sick with COVID-19, health officials are warning people—begging them, even—not to make the same mistake during the Christmas and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Data shows Americans couldn't resist Thanksgiving travel

Americans couldn't resist the urge to gather for Thanksgiving, driving only slightly less than a year ago and largely ignoring the pleas of public health experts, who begged them to forgo holiday travel to help contain the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts: Virus numbers could be erratic after Thanksgiving

The coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation's response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so, experts said Friday, as fewer people get tested during the Thanksgiving holiday ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Over 2,400 US COVID deaths in 24 hours, a six-month high

The United States on Wednesday registered more than 2,400 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally—the highest daily toll in six months as the Thanksgiving holiday began.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC pleads with Americans to avoid Thanksgiving travel

With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation's top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.

Health

Six safety tips to avoid salmonella this Thanksgiving

You risk getting sick if you've already purchased a Thanksgiving turkey contaminated by salmonella but haven't started to thaw the frozen bird, said Darin Detwiler, an assistant teaching professor of food policy at Northeastern.

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