Data shows Americans couldn't resist Thanksgiving travel
Data from roadways and airports shows millions could not resist the urge to gather on Thanksgiving, even during a pandemic. – Americans couldn’t resist the urge to gather for Thanksgiving, driving only slightly less than a year ago and largely ignoring the pleas of public health experts, who begged them to forgo holiday travel to help contain the coronavirus pandemic, data from roadways and airports shows. Airports also saw some of their busiest days of the pandemic, though air travel was much lower than last year. The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 1 million passengers on four separate days during the Thanksgiving travel period. That means contact tracers have to figure out where people came from or traveled to and contact health officials in those places.