Nov. 23, 2020 (Democracy Now) -- A surge in holiday travel already has started ahead of Thanksgiving, despite warnings from public health experts -- including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- who are urging people to skip travel and indoor gatherings.
The United States soared past 12 million confirmed COVID-19 cases this weekend, as the number of new cases quickly approaches 200,000 a day. More than a quarter of a million people in the United States have died from the coronavirus.
The Department of Health and Human Services warned that more than 1,000 hospitals across the country are “critically” short on staff, and that number is expected to rise. North Dakota is the worst hit with more than 50 percent of hospitals facing shortages.