- The CDC said unvaccinated Americans should not travel this Labor Day weekend
- 61.8 percent of eligible Americans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 52.4 percent are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC
- The nation’s rolling seven-day average of new Covid cases ranges from about 130,000, which CDC gave Tuesday, to as high as 160,000
- With that said, a ValuePenguin survey of U.S. consumers said on September 1 that one in five Americas – 51 million – are traveling for travel for Labor Day
- The top destination spot is Florida, according to the survey
- Reactions on social media to the CDC travel advisory has been mostly defiance
- Regardless of vaccination status, masks are required on all planes, buses and rail lines after Biden extended extended the requirement through January 18, 2022
The Center for Disease Control urged 80 million unvaccinated Americans to stay home for the Labor Day weekend as new COVID-19 cases reach about 160,000 per day.
‘First and foremost, if you are unvaccinated, we would recommend not traveling,’ CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a White House COVID-19 Response Team Briefing on Tuesday.
To date, 61.8 percent of eligible Americans received at least one dose of the vaccine and 52.4 percent are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. Around 80 million eligible Americans, which does not include under 12s, have chosen not to get the shot.
Yet, at least one in five Americans – 51 million – are planning to travel over Labor Day weekend, according to a ValuePenguin survey. And many did not take kindly to the CDC’s recommendation they cancel their vacation plans.
Dr. Robert Malone, who invented the mRNA technology used in the COVID-19 vaccine, tweeted a story about the CDC’s Labor Day travel guidance and mockingly said, ‘No travel for you, bad little children.’