Have you had ‘the talk’ with your family yet? You know, that one where you have to rethink and reimagine those traditional Thanksgiving plans.
It’s a discussion happening in nearly every household across the country right now.
“When you can, it’s best just to celebrate Thanksgiving with people in your house,” says Ajay Sethi, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of its Master of Public Health program.
“Thanksgiving definitely is a time when people get together in normal years. They’re in close proximity of each other and lots of bugs transmit this time of year. But this is a different year, so we need for sort of the opposite to happen.”
He says it’s not just large gatherings where COVID-19 is transmitted, it’s also the small get togethers.
“So much attention is being given to those large gatherings like weddings or parties or recent political rallies, but it only takes two people to transmit the disease,” adds Sethi. “One person who doesn’t know they have it, whose not wearing a mask gets together with somebody else maybe for a casual drink, next thing you know you’re spreading the virus.”
For the full interview with Sethi on Wisconsin’s Morning News, click in the player above.