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Americans celebrate Christmas Eve under spiraling COVID pandemic By Reuters

Americans celebrate Christmas Eve under spiraling COVID pandemic By Reuters
Americans celebrate Christmas Eve under spiraling COVID pandemic

FILE PHOTO: Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda p By Dan Whitcomb and Jonathan Allen (Reuters) - Americans marked a grim Christmas Eve on Thursday as coronavirus infections exploded nationwide, political leaders warned them not to travel or gather in large groups and a highly contagious variant of the virus spread further in Europe.State and local political leaders nationwide have urged Americans not to travel for the holidays, saying that Thanksgiving celebrations had further spread the virus.Political leaders have come under criticism from both sides of the ideological spectrum for putting themselves at the front of the line.infectious disease expert, told the New York Times in an interview.

The United States, unlike many nations worldwide, has not banned travelers from Britain but the governors of New York and Washington state have ordered travelers from the U.New York, an early epicenter of the pandemic, has recorded more than 36,000 COVID deaths, far more than any other state.

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