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U.S. COVID-19 Cases Surge Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday

HeadlineNov 23, 2021

U.S. coronavirus infections and hospitalizations are continuing to rise, even as COVID-19 continues to claim more than 1,000 lives per day. Cases among children are up 32% from two weeks ago, representing about a quarter of all U.S. infections.

On Monday, top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci called on everyone 5 and older to get vaccinated, warning the Thanksgiving holiday could trigger a dangerous winter surge unless people take measures now to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the White House said Monday 95% of federal employees have met a vaccine mandate covering 3.5 million U.S. government workers. And the CDC added Germany and Denmark to a list of high-risk destinations amid a massive surge of COVID cases across most of Europe.

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