San Francisco, Nov. 25 (EFE) .- The United States is celebrating a more ânormalâ Thanksgiving this Thursday than last year, when millions of people will be reunited with their families to share a hearty dinner that, however, will be much more expensive than in the past due to high inflation.
Despite an increase in COVID-19 infections recorded in recent weeks, unlike what happened in 2020, this year most Americans are traveling long distances to reunite with family and friends.
THE WEEK OF THE MOST AIR TRAFFIC
Evidenced by data released by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA, for its acronym in English), according to which the United States recorded between Thursday of last week and yesterday the week with the highest air traffic since it been declared covid-19. pandemic in March of last year.
Yesterday, just a day before Thanksgiving, 2.31 million people passed through airport security checks across the country, a figure that represents 88% of air traffic on the same day in 2019.
According to the TSA, the day when the greatest flow of passengers is expected is next Sunday, when an estimated 2.4 million people will be flying home after spending the holidays with family and friends.
THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IS INCREASING
The rebound in travel (both by air and by road) comes at a time when COVID-19 infections are on the rise again, but the US government led by Democrat Joe Biden has ruled out further lockdowns or closures of economic activities as in Europe.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, in the United States, the country most affected by the coronavirus in the world, has recorded more than 47.8 million cases since the start of the pandemic and more than 772,000 deaths.
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