38% of Americans planning Thanksgiving despite COVID-19: survey

More than a third of Americans want to have their pumpkin pie and eat it too this Thanksgiving, according to a new survey.

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 38 percent are planning a holiday dinner with 10 or more people — and 27 percent don’t plan on practicing social distancing during their celebration, according to the national survey by the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

The survey also found that 33 percent percent of respondents said they aren’t likely to ask their guests to wear masks, and 20 percent would not turn away guests who have virus symptoms.

The majority of respondents said they would only break bread and slice turkey with people in their household, and nearly three quarters plan on practicing social distance.

“We’re going to look back at what happened during this holiday season and ask ourselves, ‘Were we part of the solution or were we part of the problem?,’ ” says Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser, chief quality and patient safety officer at  the Wexner Medical Center.

Source: 38% of Americans planning Thanksgiving despite COVID-19: survey

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