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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is concerned that people’s decisions to gather for Thanksgiving next week could be an issue of “life and death” for residents of her city and around the country.

Lightfoot, who at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic drove around her city yelling at people to stay in their homes and posted memes encouraging social distancing on Instagram, recently issued a stay-at-home advisory in Chicago, urging people not to travel or gather for the November holiday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also urged people not to travel for Thanksgiving, and warned gathering with friends and relatives could spread COVID-19.

“We know from the data that the cases spread in these private settings, with people letting their guard down in their community, with friends and families,” Lightfoot told Insider in a phone interview on Thursday. “We try to educate people about the risk inherent to those types of gatherings and hope that people understand it and are taking heed, because this is literally life or death.”

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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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