Everyone who met family over Thanksgiving should assume they have COVID-19, get tested, and wear a mask at home, White House advisor Dr. Deborah Birx said



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  • Americans who met with family they don’t live with over Thanksgiving should assume they have COVID-19 and get tested, the coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force has said.
  • Thanksgiving gatherings could cause a fourth surge of the virus, or a wave within a wave, Dr. Deborah Birx told CBS on Sunday.
  • Families should also wear masks indoors “if they chose to gather during Thanksgiving and others went across the country or even into the next state,” Birx said.
  • Millions of families across the US gathered to celebrate the holiday. The day before Thanksgiving was the busiest day for air travel since March 16.
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Christie Brinkley Celebrates Thanksgiving at Home with Her Kids: ‘The Joy of Family’



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Christie Brinkley had a happy Thanksgiving!

The supermodel spent the day with her family, kids Alexa Ray Joel, 34, Jack Brinkley-Cook, 25, and Sailor Brinkley-Cook, 22, at her Hamptons home. The holiday was filled with food, fun and of course, lots of bottles of her Bellissima Prosecco.

“Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!” she wrote alongside a festive video, which included clips of the family dancing around together at home. “Thankful for the music, the joy of family and friends singing loud and laughing at the sour notes and finding comfort and love in our harmony..let’s keep dancing🧡.” 



Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray Joel posing for the camera: Christie Brinkley and daughters


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Christie Brinkley and daughters

“I think thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday because it’s so simple,” she added during the video. “It’s all about cooking warm food and creating a warm environment to share with the people you love.” 

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US surpasses record 200K daily cases; virus numbers could be erratic after Thanksgiving, experts warn

More than 200,000 COVID-19 cases were reported in the U.S. on Friday, an all-time high reached about three weeks after the nation first reported 100,000 daily cases on Nov. 4.

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That rapid doubling, as reported by Johns Hopkins University, is reminiscent of the virus’ growth this spring, when exponential spread prompted widespread restrictions across the country in an effort to control the virus.

But experts warn that coronavirus testing numbers are likely to be erratic over the next week or so as fewer people get tested during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and testing sites observe shorter hours.

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The result could be potential dips in reported infections that offer the illusion that the spread of the virus is easing when, in fact, the numbers say

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Thanksgiving homecoming for RI National Guard Military Police unit

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WARWICK — Waiting in her car to see her husband for the first time in 10 months, Marie Potter was remarkably composed. Their three children had been led to believe she was at work (she’s an ICU nurse at Kent Hospital) and they were in for a surprise when she came home with Dad. 

Families of 160 National Guard soldiers returning from deployment in seven countries of the Middle East and southwest Asia, waited in private cars properly spaced for social distancing Thursday night in the vast sloped parking lot at the Knight campus of the Community College of Rhode Island, in Warwick. 

The homecoming had been planned like

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Thanksgiving travelers try to reach destinations amid COVID-19

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Despite fewer Thanksgiving travelers than years prior, Wednesday was the busiest flying day since the pandemic started despite COVID-19 case numbers and death tolls rising – and flyer numbers could increase as Thanksgiving festivities finish and travelers head back home, leftovers in tow.

Historically, the days following Thanksgiving can be even busier than the days leading up to the holiday, meaning a rise in travelers is expected in the coming days. Last year, the Transportation Security Administration reported 2.8 million travelers passed through TSA security checkpoints nationwide on Dec. 1, the Sunday following the holiday. It marked the busiest day of the 2019 Thanksgiving season and set a record for the busiest day in

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One college student shares why he trekked home for Thanksgiving, and what he’s doing to stay safe

College sophomore Elliot Boz arrived at his parent’s home in San Mateo, California, over the weekend with his bags in tow.



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Elliot Boz and his family.

Like many colleges across the country, his school — the University of Michigan — rewrote its academic calendar to end the in-person semester at Thanksgiving, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. That means Boz will remain home for the remainder of the year.

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But just days before Thanksgiving, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance urging Americans not travel for the holiday.

That left Boz — and hundreds and thousands of other students nationwide — in a predicament: Leave as planned, despite CDC guidance, or stay even though the semester is over? And do the risks of potentially carrying Covid to their parents outweigh the benefits of reuniting with them?

For Boz, making the trek

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Thanksgiving burglar helps himself to family’s food

A 22-year-old man was arrested after police say he entered several vehicles and let himself into a home, eating some food.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 22-year-old man was arrested on Thanksgiving by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) after he broke into several vehicles and went into someone’s house, helping himself to some Thanksgiving food.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Antonio Bernal on the charges of burglary I, two counts of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and theft II.

According to a press release from WCSO, at 6:41 a.m., officers responded to a call that someone was inside the caller’s vehicle in the 12800 block of NW Creekview Drive.

As officers investigated, they found that Bernal had no only been in several vehicles but had also entered the caller’s house and garage. While inside the house, Bernal reportedly helped himself to some of the food the family

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US air travel sets a pandemic-era record despite calls to stay home for Thanksgiving

The number of travelers passing through airport security checkpoints in the United States reached its highest level since mid-March on Wednesday despite urging from federal health officials for Americans to spend Thanksgiving at home.



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Millions of passengers have passed through US airport security in the past week, according to the TSA.

In a pandemic-era record, 1,070,967 people passed through security at America’s airports on the day before Thanksgiving. That number is just 40% of last year’s passenger volume on the same day, when 2,602,631 people were screened.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week urged Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving, but since that warning was issued nearly 6 million travelers have passed through airport security.

The TSA receives passenger information from the airlines as part of its screening responsibilities, and the data does not show widespread cancellations in recent days,

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Take a look at some of the best Thanksgiving decor tips | News

8-Inch Pumpkin, Gourd, Berry, and Maple Leaf Artificial Candelabrum

There is no better way to candle-lit your Thanksgiving dinner than with this candelabrum that features all your fall favorites – pumpkins, gourds, berries, and variegated maple leaves. At the center of this fall-inspired, 8-inch décor is a transparent glass cup that adds a unique element to it. Place a lit candle inside and create an illuminated outdoor splendor within your house.

24-Inch Maple Pine Wreath

Add a tinge of uniqueness to your Thanksgiving décor by investing in this 24-inch-diameter, artificial maple pine wreath. The perimeter features maple pine leaves with different hues of green, red, orange, and red. Perfect for doors, hallways, and offices, this artificial maple pine wreath will bring out the right autumn season’s spirit.

Macy’s 13″ x 17″ Bountiful Harvest Table Runner

Embellish your table this Thanksgiving with this table runner from Macy’s. It comes with beautiful

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Best Thanksgiving Decor Etc | Home & Garden

8-Inch Pumpkin, Gourd, Berry, and Maple Leaf Artificial Candelabrum

There is no better way to candle-lit your Thanksgiving dinner than with this candelabrum that features all your fall favorites – pumpkins, gourds, berries, and variegated maple leaves. At the center of this fall-inspired, 8-inch décor is a transparent glass cup that adds a unique element to it. Place a lit candle inside and create an illuminated outdoor splendor within your house.

24-Inch Maple Pine Wreath

Add a tinge of uniqueness to your Thanksgiving décor by investing in this 24-inch-diameter, artificial maple pine wreath. The perimeter features maple pine leaves with different hues of green, red, orange, and red. Perfect for doors, hallways, and offices, this artificial maple pine wreath will bring out the right autumn season’s spirit.

Macy’s 13″ x 17″ Bountiful Harvest Table Runner

Embellish your table this Thanksgiving with this table runner from Macy’s. It comes with beautiful

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