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COVID and Thanksgiving 2021

New York Times (Nov. 22) – Dr. Rebecca Smith, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois, said she planned to travel by vehicle with her children to see family but would get tested before and after. “People want to get back to normal and we understand that — and there are ways to do that safely,” she said. Still, Dr. Smith said she expected the outbreak in Illinois to continue to worsen as the virus rips across Midwestern and Northeastern states that largely avoided the worst of the summer surge.