CDC recommends no Thanksgiving travel

Nov 24, 2020 | Jennifer O'Hara | @jenohara | Comments (4)

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday will look different for families across the country this year. As the pandemic worsens, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends no Thanksgiving travel, instead asking Americans to stay home and celebrate only with their immediate household to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, explains the need to stay home and stay safe this holiday season. Also on the podcast, Dr. Poland discusses emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines and how these vaccines will be distributed across the country.

To practice safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, this interview was conducted using video conferencing. The sound and video quality are representative of the technology used. For the safety of its patients, staff and visitors, Mayo Clinic has strict masking policies in place. Anyone shown without a mask was recorded prior to COVID-19 or recorded in an area not designated for patient care, where social distancing and other safety protocols were followed.

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Dr. Poland has served as a consultant for Merck & Co. Inc., Medicago Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Sanofi Pasteur, Emergent BioSolutions Inc., Dynavax Technologies Corp., Genentech Inc., Eli Lilly and Co., Kentucky BioProcessing Inc. and Genevant Sciences Corp., and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. He is a paid scientific adviser for Johnson & Johnson. Honoraria: Elsevier.

 

 

Dr. Poland can you tell us what protocols we need to follow after we have our vaccines? Masks, distance, side-effects, anything at all? Thank you

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@merpreb

Dr. Poland can you tell us what protocols we need to follow after we have our vaccines? Masks, distance, side-effects, anything at all? Thank you

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Great question for the next Q&A with Dr. Poland. Thank you @merpreb

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@merpreb, Dr. Poland answered your question about the COVID vaccine and what protocols we will need to continue to follow and for how long
– A vaccine milestone https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/podcasts/newsfeed-post/a-vaccine-milestone/

I paraphrase: We will likely need to continue masking, keeping physical distance and washing hands diligently until late summer of 2021, depending on the flow of vaccine doses. Even with 2 doses of the vaccine, I would still encourage people to wear a mask until we know more about the length of protection of the vaccine."

See the complete and helpful response from Dr. Poland starting at 8:51.

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@colleenyoung

@merpreb, Dr. Poland answered your question about the COVID vaccine and what protocols we will need to continue to follow and for how long
– A vaccine milestone https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/podcasts/newsfeed-post/a-vaccine-milestone/

I paraphrase: We will likely need to continue masking, keeping physical distance and washing hands diligently until late summer of 2021, depending on the flow of vaccine doses. Even with 2 doses of the vaccine, I would still encourage people to wear a mask until we know more about the length of protection of the vaccine."

See the complete and helpful response from Dr. Poland starting at 8:51.

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