The holidays are only the beginning of the dark winter ahead


With Thanksgiving here, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is continuing its efforts to push the American people to follow COVID-19 guidelines for the holiday.

In spite of that, their advice seems to be in vain.

According to ABC News, more than a million Americans have traveled by plane in the U.S. in a day. Many are visiting extended families across the country.

Even with the COVID-19 regulations at the airport, COVID-19 will continue to be a threat to public health. Traveling increases one person’s chances of contracting COVID-19 and making the virus more widespread.  

The CDC highly recommends that people celebrate Thanksgiving with families currently living in the same household. All that went out the window faster than light.

On top of the increase of traveling, there has been an increase of people shopping in stores for the holidays and many in cramped spaces.

Luckily, major corporations such as Target and Aldi have decided to stay closed for Thanksgiving. With this action, the spread of COVID-19 should slow down a bit.

At least that’s what many would think. 

People are shopping like any regular Thanksgiving holiday and are not taking into account the safety guidelines to prevent COVID-19. 

It is ridiculous that the U.S. is still not taking this pandemic as seriously as it needs to be. We are heading into a dark winter and the U.S. is not prepared at all.

As a matter of fact, the U.S. has never been prepared in the first place.

According to the NPR newspaper, the U.S. has surpassed 12 million COVID-19 cases and more than 255,000 people have died. 

All of these deaths could have been preventable and the millions of COVID-19 cases would have been little to nothing if we had just listened to scientists.

This dark winter ahead of us will be the beginning of another storm if the American people don’t start taking this pandemic seriously.