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Thanksgiving anything but normal as coronavirus cases surge

The Mercury News, Nov. 21, 2020

November 21, 2020

Thanksgiving anything but normal as coronavirus cases surge

While younger people can get the virus, but recover well, the holidays can complicate things, said Dr. Jose Mayorga, executive director of UCI Health centers in Anaheim and Santa Ana. “During the holiday season, these young adults will be interacting with older adults, loved ones, who might be at a higher risk,” he said. … “You may feel great at a Thanksgiving event, but you may still spread it to family and start feeling the symptoms a couple of days later,” Mayorga said. “I’d hope people would just be mindful. If you want to be with loved ones during this time of the year, you need to commit yourself to being very cautious, wearing a mask and quarantining yourself.”