Crowds at the Return of the Thanksgiving Parade… Re-proliferation ‘anxiety’

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The Thanksgiving holiday has begun in the United States. In New York, the parade, the biggest Thanksgiving Day event, was held as a public event for the first time in two years, and many people flocked to it.

Correspondent Kim Jong-won of New York.

Large balloons in the shape of various characters march through the streets of Manhattan, New York.

The Macy’s Parade is the biggest Thanksgiving event in the United States.

Last year, when Corona was in full swing, it was held without spectators, but this year it was held again as a public event.

[디나 심슨/관람객 : 지난해에는 이런 행사를 하지 못했어요. 이렇게 안전하게 퍼레이드를 할 수 있다는 게 대단하다고 생각해요. 도시가 이렇게 다시 평상시 모습으로 돌아왔다는 게 너무 신기하고 감사해요.]

It’s been quite a while since the Thanksgiving event held here, but in the excitement of the holiday season, many people at the pre-coronavirus level are still out on the streets to watch.

The number of passengers who used the airport yesterday (25th), one day before the Thanksgiving holiday, more than doubled from last year, to 2.3 million, which is a figure that has almost recovered to the level before Corona.

As the year-end holiday approaches, the US has almost recovered its daily life, but I am concerned that the number of confirmed cases in winter continues to increase.

Over the past week, the average daily number of confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 24% from two weeks ago to exceed 90,000, and the number of hospitalized patients also increased by more than 10% to 50,000.

With less than 60% of the population still vaccinated, US health officials are encouraging those who are not vaccinated to get the vaccine and booster shots to those who have already been vaccinated.

(Video coverage: Lee Sang-wook, video editing: Jeon Min-gyu)

Reference-news.sbs.co.kr

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