Amid coronavirus surge, US medical leaders urge Americans to ‘scale back’ holiday gatherings in open letter

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Scale back holiday gatherings this year, urged several leading medical and health organizations in an open letter to the American people as coronavirus cases surge across the country. “With Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaching and a deadly COVID-19 pandemic surging, we —  the physicians, nurses, hospital and health system leaders and public health professionals on the front lines of this pandemic — strongly urge everyone throughout our country to celebrate responsibly, in a scaled-back fashion that limits the virus’s spread, to help reduce the risk of infecting friends, family and others you love,” said officials with the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association in an open letter provided to Fox News. 
Scale back holiday gatherings this year, urged several leading medical and health organizations in an open letter to the American people. (iStock)
The medical leaders said that since the pandemic began, the spread of COVID-19 “has followed a similar pattern around holidays and mass gatherings.”“Positive cases spiked after Memorial Day, after the Fourth of July, after Labor Day, and now — two weeks after Halloween. The record-shattering surge underway is resulting in uncontrolled community spread and infection that has already overburdened health …

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