CDC asks unvaccinated Americans to not travel for Labor Day due to rising COVID-19 cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are asking unvaccinated Americans to stay home this Labor Day and not travel.

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The head of the CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said during a White House COVID-19 Response Team briefing, “First and foremost if you are unvaccinated, we would recommend not traveling,” CNN reported.

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If people are vaccinated, Walensky added that they can travel with precautions and that they may need to take transmission risks into consideration when making plans.

The CDC said that 61.9% of the population have received at least one dose and 52.6% are considered fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and that there are almost 150,000 new cases daily according to the CDC’s 7-day moving average.

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The New York Times reported that there is a daily average of 100,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations, the first time since the winter surge.

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If you still want to get together with friends and family, Walensky said to do so outdoors. If you must be inside a public place, everyone should wear a mask, even those who are vaccinated, Walensky said, according to The New York Times.

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