Thanksgiving is almost there! And there's no doubt that U.S. residents would want to have a happy gathering as they enjoy that delicious turkey on the table. 

#TechTimesLifeHack: Thankgiving Day COVID-19 Guide: How to Protect Family From Infection, Especially Elders
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With less than one week before Thanksgiving, a turkey sits in a barn at the Willie Bird Turkey Farm November 26, 2013 in Sonoma, California. An estimated forty six million turkeys are cooked and eaten during Thanksgiving meals in the United States.

However, you still need to remember that having too many relatives inside your house this upcoming holiday is still risky since the global pandemic is still looming around. 

Currently, COVID-19 is still affecting the United States and other parts of the globe. Medical experts and government agencies are planning different methods on how to stop the further spread of the deadly coronavirus. 

Recently, TechTimes reported that cheap Pfizer COVID-19 pills could arrive. These generic medicines would benefit people in various developing countries. Meanwhile, the Biden Administration announced that it would be widening the availability of the new COVID-19 antiviral pills. 

Thanksgiving COVID-19 Guide: Protecting Your Family

With all the happenings around the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to ensure that the relatives you will invite this coming Thanksgiving Day will be protected, as well as your family members. 

#TechTimesLifeHack: Thankgiving Day COVID-19 Guide: How to Protect Family From Infection, Especially Elders

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Central American immigrants and their families pray before Thanksgiving dinner on November 24, 2016 in Stamford, Connecticut. Family and friends, some of them U.S. citizens, others on work visas and some undocumented immigrants came together in an apartment to celebrate the American holiday with turkey and Latin American dishes. They expressed concern with the results of the U.S. Presidential election of president-elect Donald Trump.

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NPR reported that if you have older members within your family, you still need to take extra safety measures, even if the visitors are fully vaccinated. You must do this since elderlies are usually immune-compromised, even if they are vaccinated. 

On the other hand, you can also suggest that your family members get vaccine booster shots to increase their immunity against COVID-19. Asking your household members, as well as the guests, to have rapid tests would also be helpful in identifying who is infected with COVID-19. 

Remember, vaccines would protect you from the severe symptoms, but you can still get infected. If ever a vaccinated individual catches the disease, the unvaccinated people around them could be put at risk.  

CDC Says 60% of Americans Now Have Reduced COVID-19 Immunity 

If you are looking for another reason to take extra safety measures on Thanksgiving Day, CDC announced that 60% of the United States' population had reduced COVID-19 protection. 

According to Business Insider's latest report, around 100 million Americans are still unvaccinated, which makes the ongoing pandemic more alarming. You can visit this link to see more details. 

For more news updates about COVID-19 and other related health topics, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.  

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