Americans are celebrating their first Thanksgiving and Christmas season with the coronavirus. It's encroaching on many traditions with scaled-back turkey feasts and a Macy's parade aimed at a TV audience. Here's what's happening:
November 26, 2020 GMTPeople attempt to take photos as the last floats that are part of the modified Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade move away in New York, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Due to the pandemic, crowds of onlookers were not allowed to attend the annual parade. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
People attempt to take photos as the last floats that are part of the modified Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade move away in New York, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Due to the pandemic, crowds of onlookers were not allowed to attend the annual parade. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Here’s what’s happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:— The coronavirus pandemic continues to encroach on traditions.on Thursday are somber, being scaled back, not held at all, or held virtually as Americans cope with their losses and restrictions aimed at beating back the virus. headtopics.com
— Staffing shortages due to contact tracing and isolation protocols. The staffing challenges result in shut schools, even in districts where officials say the health risks of in-person learning are manageable.ADVERTISEMENTwas scaled backand aimed at a television audience instead of live crowds. The fact that the parade took place at all made it a rare festivity in New York, which has seen most of its major events canceled over the last year because of the virus.
THE NUMBERS: More than 12.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, with deaths topping 262,000 since the start of the pandemic. The country is averaging more than 1,650 deaths per day, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
QUOTABLE: “The holidays make it a little harder,” said Harriet Krakowsky, an 85-year-old resident of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York who misses the big Thanksgiving celebrations of years past and has lost neighbors and friends to the virus. “I cry, but I get over it. We have to go on.”
ICYMI: The U.S. Supreme Court — in a 5-4 decision —in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The decision could force the city to reevaluate restrictions on houses of worship.ON THE HORIZON: The pandemic has changed our habits, and. Toy companies are targeting bored adults stuck at home. And with kids spending so much time watching YouTube instead of cable TV, stars from the video-streaming site are heading to the toy aisle. headtopics.com
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First and last Macy’s Parade 😷 B bvbbvvbbbb All the normal ppl haven't scaled back, it is just you weirdos trying to out virtue signal one another. I'm beginning to think the governors don't want us meeting in person so we can't communicate about their tyranny without censorship Thanksgiving Traditions changed from Roast Turkey and Gravy to a Peanut Butter Sandwich.
LOVELY ❤️ Gov don’t want people together talking about how pathetic they’ve handled the rona Zoom Thanksgiving ICU Christmas Since American started to wear masks the Covid-19 infection rate has skyrocketed - The inconvenient truth the mainstream media and leftists desperately don’t want you to know.