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Nearly one in five respondents cancelled their Thanksgiving travel plans due to COVID-19



a group of people standing around a bag of luggage: Travellers check in at Washington's Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, on November 24, 2020. Experts are worried that traveling for the holiday season will result in a new COVID-19 spike. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)


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Travellers check in at Washington’s Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, on November 24, 2020. Experts are worried that traveling for the holiday season will result in a new COVID-19 spike. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

  • According to Insider polling from November 20 to 21, nearly one in five respondents canceled their pre-made Thanksgiving travels plans as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Additionally, nearly 19% of respondents reported Thanksgiving travel plans which include either driving or flying.
  • Around the country, ICU beds in hospitals are increasingly reaching capacity and experts are concerned that the odds of a post-Thanksgiving coronavirus spike are “extremely high.”
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As COVID-19 cases continue to soar across the US, many Americans have chosen to stay home for Thanksgiving to help prevent spreading the virus any further. 

According to recent polling from Insider and SurveyMonkey, 19% of survey respondents previously had plans to travel for Thanksgiving which have since been canceled. Another nearly 19% of respondents noted that they currently have plans to drive or fly to reach their final holiday destination. 

On November 19, the Center for Disease Control recommended Americans stay home for the holiday to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

But while close to one in five people are estimated to have canceled their preexisting travel plans as a precautionary measure, polling shows that 57% of respondents will be celebrating Thanksgiving with at least one additional household.

This breakdown comes from a SurveyMonkey Audience poll taken between November 20 and November 21. The poll collected 1,110 respondents who were asked about their plans for the Thanksgiving holiday, COVID-19, as well as a number of other questions.

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With just one day remaining until Thanksgiving, many ICU beds in hospitals have reached capacity, especially in rural areas where some hospitals have sent their sickest patients to cities where there is more bed space.

The US has a greater number of cases and deaths than any other in the world, and as of November 25, 2020, there have been 259,979 deaths in the United States attributed to the virus, according to the Coronavirus Research Center at the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

Many experts are concerned that if enough Americans ignore the CDC recommendations and travel, the country may see a large increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Dr. David Rubin, the director of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, told the Associated Press that the risks of a post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 spike are “extremely high.”

“I can’t speculate on what people are going to do,” he said to the Associated Press. “But I can say that to the degree that there isn’t a collective buy-in here, it sort of blunts the impact of the measures themselves.”

According to previous Insider reporting and data from the Transportation Security Administration, more than three million people traveled through US airports between November

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Dominic Thiem wants “sun & fresh air” after hectic season, says his Iceland vacation got cancelled because of COVID

World No. 3 Dominic Thiem ended a memorable 2020 season with a heartbreaking defeat in the summit clash of the ATP Finals on Sunday. The Austrian star lost to Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-7, 4-6, settling for the runner-up trophy at the season-ending event for the second year running.

That said, Dominic Thiem would still be satisfied with his performance this season overall. He ended his wait for a maiden Grand Slam trophy by capturing the US Open, and he also finished as the runner-up at the Australian Open. The 27-year-old also participated in a series of exhibition events during the tour suspension.

Ever since the resumption of the tour, Dominic Thiem and the rest of the players have had to stay in bio-secure bubbles with little to no outside contact. That has also deprived them of the elements of nature and fresh air, as Thiem pointed out in a recent interview.

“I’m looking forward to getting out there, having a bit more sun and fresh air,” Dominic Thiem was quoted as saying by Eurosport.

The two-time French Open finalist further mentioned that he had planned a trip to Iceland during the off-season, just like 2019. However, the recently renewed COVID-19 restrictions in Europe meant that he had to cancel his trip.

“I actually wanted to fly to Iceland and Sweden, but that is no longer possible because of the corona rules,” Dominic Thiem continued.

It will be nice to play in full stadiums again: Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem finished runner-up for the second time at the ATP Finals
Dominic Thiem finished runner-up for the second time at the ATP Finals

Dominic Thiem hopes to carry forward his magnificent form over to the upcoming season as well. Thiem recently stated that he would love to climb further up in the rankings, from his current position of No. 3.

However, the lack of spectators in the stands is something that continues to bother the Austrian.

“It will probably be all the nicer to play in full stadiums again,” Thiem said. At the same time, the World No. 3 acknowledged that tennis players are “incredibly privileged that we were able to play the big tournaments despite the pandemic”.

Dominic Thiem is set to play in the Australian Open at the start of 2021, although the dates of the tournament are yet to be confirmed. Thiem has also changed his mind about the Olympics, having recently clarified that he plans to play in the 2021 Tokyo Games next year.

Dominic Thiem beat Alexander Zverev in the US Open final
Dominic Thiem beat Alexander Zverev in the US Open final

The reigning US Open champion will be hoping to use his break from tennis to recharge his batteries for the packed 2021 season. It will be interesting to see if he can better his 2020 performance next year, and maybe even win his second Major in Australia.

Published 23 Nov 2020, 21:32 IST

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IMPORTANT NOTICE Several Parks amp Recreation Facilities and Amenities are Closed, and Recreation Programs and Events are Cancelled or Postponed Due to the COVID 19 virus, the City of Cedar Rapids has closed facilities and several amenities in the parks


Due to the COVID-19 virus, the City of Cedar Rapids has closed facilities and several amenities in the parks. Recreation programs have been cancelled or postponed. For a list of the affected facilities, amenities, events and programs, click on the link below. 

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The Parks and Recreation Department manages over 4,171 acres of city-owned property. In addition to 96 areas formally named, there are hundreds of acres held in reserve as undeveloped green space for future park expansion and flood control. We operate and maintain facilities for public use including four municipal golf courses, six swimming pools, splash pads, 25 pavilions, Ushers Ferry Historic Village, Old MacDonald’s Farm in Bever Park, Tuma Sports Complex, Tait Cummins Sports Complex, Noelridge Park Greenhouse, and trails. The parks system receives countless visits each year.

We offer more than 1,500 recreation programs annually. There is something of interest for every age and ability level. Programs are listed in the Play! guide which appears in the March, August and November issues of Our CR magazine. Attendance for aquatic and recreation programs totals more than 300,000 annually.

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