I have been going to Westchester County NY to visit my parents every Thanksgiving for at least 25 years. This year I’ll stay in Massachusets because of the pandemic. I’ll roast a turkey breast or we may order dinners from a nearby restaurant.
Under the governor’s newest order, which goes into effect this afternoon, social gatherings are limited to 10 from no more than 3 households. The rule is based on recommendations from the CDC. Obviously, there isn’t any way to enforce it.
Many people that I know have exempted themselves from changing or limiting their thanksgiving celebration. They have reasons, why they need to gather a celebrate.
As Americans we are special. We have rights and no one can tell us what to do which is why we are the world leader in deaths from COVID-19.
A couple of weeks after the Thanksgiving holiday we will see a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. The hospitals are already stressed and they don’t always have enough staff or PPE because they simply were designed for this kind of onslaught.
A year from now we may be able to get a vaccine. I am already making plans for Thanksgiving 2021 and am preparing to go to NY for that Thanksgiving hopefully the pandemic will be under control by next November.