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CDC urges Americans to skip Thanksgiving travel

November 19, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans should not travel for Thanksgiving, and has posted updated guidelines for safely celebrating the holiday.

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said Thursday that the country’s new restrictions are already helping and the country is on “the right path. ” However, he warned “there is nothing someone can say about the next month because no one knows what the virus will do. ”

Delirium was common among elderly patients with Covid-19 who came to the emergency department, according to a study published Thursday in JAMA Network Open, and many of them did not have other typical signs or symptoms of the disease.

“In this multicenter retrospective cohort study, 28% of 817 older patients with Covid-19 infection had delirium on arrival to the ED, and delirium was the sixth most common presenting symptom or sign overall,” read the study, from lead authors Dr. Maura Kennedy of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and Benjamin Helfand of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

“Delirium at presentation was significantly associated with increased risk for poor hospital outcomes, including ICU stay, discharge to a rehabilitation facility, and death," the study said.

“Our study demonstrates that it is critical to recognize that older adults with Covid-19 may present with delirium as the primary or sole symptom,” the study says.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he expects New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will close indoor dining and gyms in the next week or two.

De Blasio said for those who might feel a little better if they knew indoor dining and gyms were going to be closed, “It’s just a matter of time. ” 

This comes after the governor said Wednesday New York City’s Covid-19 numbers could warrant putting the city into an orange zone soon.

If you, or someone you know, is one of those people facing food insecurity at the moment, CNN has a list of resources that can help.

An ensemble forecast published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now projects there will be 276,000 to 298,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States by Dec. 12.

The US just surpassed a tragic milestone of more than 250,000 coronavirus deaths and more than 11. 5 million infections nationwide, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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