From Los AngelesCalifornia to Tulsa, Oklahama - Americans are flocking to airports for travel ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, even after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pleaded with them to stay home as the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the country.
Karyn Bryan, Traveler at LAX: “There’s a lot more people here than I thought would be here." The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Monday that more than 1 million travelers passed through airport security the day before, making Sunday the busiest day at U.S. Airports since mid-March Dan Wapner, Traveler at LAX: “I’m 64 years old and I just wanna enjoy what we can enjoy while we can.” The number of U.S. air travelers is still down nearly 60% than the same date last year but Sunday was the second time in three days that the number of passengers screened topped 1 million.
"What I'm worried about is we're already seeing a surge in cases in large parts of the country.
After every holiday over the past 6 months, we have seen another surge of cases.
I'm worried that what we're going to see is a big bump and hospitals are already strained - and by Christmas time I think we're going to be in a lot of trouble with a lot of infections, hospitalizations and a lot of deaths." But as Americans are urged to stay home, ABC News has learned the White House is planning an indoor holiday gathering on November 30, hosted by First Lady Melania Trump, who on Monday received welcomed the Official White House Christmas tree.
The upcoming celebration follows a series of White House events in recent months that have been linked to a rash of outbreaks.
Asked about the Trump administrations plans, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said in an ABC News interview on Monday that holiday parties can be super spreader events.
Adding that all Americans - even at the White House - should follow CDC guidelines and avoid large gatherings.
California's governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday the state was at a "tipping point" in the COVID-19 pandemic that would soon overwhelm hospitals as political leaders nationwide struggle to hold back the latest surge. Gloria Tso reports.
The CDC and Dr. Anthony Fauci say teachers should be prioritized for the coronavirus vaccine along with other essential workers. But with states setting their own rules, many teachers don’t know when they will get their shot.
Scattered vaccine shortages cropped up on the front lines of the U.S. battle against the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, prompting at least one large healthcare system to cancel a slew of appointments of people hoping to be inoculated. This report produced by Emma Jehle.
A new, highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus first discovered in Britain could become the dominant variant in the United States by March, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Friday. Freddie Joyner has more.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, author and former senior adviser to first lady Melania Trump, speaks to CNN’s Brianna Keilar about her article in The Daily Beast where she writes that Melania and the President “lack character, and have no moral compass.”
First lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump's adult children have been avoiding the spotlight since the violent events unfolded this week. And according to Business Insider, a White House source says that Melania is mentally 'checked out' and doesn't want to 'get involved' anymore. As a mob of Trump supporters broke into the US Capitol on Wednesday, Mrs. Trump chose to focus on finishing a photoshoot for her coffee table book.
Business Insider reports that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will change their annual New Year's Eve plans. They decided to leave Trump's Mar-a-Lago club before its lavish New Year's Eve party, an event that the Trump family attends annually. CNN reported that 500 people had already reserved tickets to the event, which have cost $1000 in the past. Guests had reportedly already started gathering at the resort and were told that Trump would attend.
Two top U.S. health officials on Sunday disputed a claim by President Donald Trump that federal data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in the United States is overblown, and both expressed optimism that the pace of vaccinations is picking up. Gavino Garay reports.
US vice president Mike Pence has received his first coronavirus jab live on TValongside his wife Karen and surgeon general Jerome Adams. The trio werevaccinated on Friday morning in an office suite in the Eisenhower ExecutiveOffice Building from three medical technicians from Walter Reed NationalMilitary Medical Centre.
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Over 30 million people are under wind alerts across California on Monday, with winds increasing the fire threat in the area. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has this and who will see snow showers to start the week.
A high wind event is developing across California that could worsen fire weather conditions despite bringing rain chances to the drought stricken West. CNN Meteorologist Allison Chinchar has the forecast.