Oh, SHUT. UP. We have heard these same “fears” from “experts” before every social event all year and they have proven to be wrong. Election… Independence Day… Memorial Day… Labor Day… Thanksgiving… and no spike after any of them. Meanwhile, states that are locked down the tightest (cough: California) are seeing massive spikes and states that are pretty much going about their business are doing fine (Florida). Locking down healthy people doesn’t stop anything.
I think it’s safe to say that the “experts” that the media keeps going to are not really experts at anything at all. Enjoy your Christmas, y’all, without guilt or shame.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hard-hit California eclipsed 2 million coronavirus cases on Christmas Eve as the U.S. headed into a holiday season of travel and family gatherings that threaten to fuel the deadly outbreak across the nation.
Despite warnings from public health experts to stay home, over 1.19 million travelers passed through U.S. airport security checkpoints Wednesday — down by about 40% from a year ago, but the highest one-day total since the crisis took hold in mid-March.
Airports also recorded around 1 million travelers on each of the five days between last Friday and Tuesday.