It’s probably too late to change the minds of those among your friends & loved ones who want a “real Thanksgiving, just like every other year”… but some people may still be indecisive, wondering whether the increased level of difficulty involved in ‘celebrating’ a not-always-stress-free BIG! FAMILY! EVENT! is really worth the effort. Give them whatever plausible arguments can be tailored to their excuses. Here’s some samples…
Here's what an ER doc told me about Thanksgiving when I asked yesterday: pic.twitter.com/nlNgbD7jFf
— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) November 20, 2020
For an unfortunately significant number of people, the choice will be one last Thanksgiving or many Thanksgivings in the coming years.
For some, it will be a choice between skipping Thanksgiving this year or causing the death of relatives.
— Steven J. Frisch (@stevenjfrisch) November 15, 2020
Things were very bad in March and April, and now they are much worse. We can’t afford the risk https://t.co/51PnDTpqUg
— The Cut (@TheCut) November 16, 2020
As I mentioned in this interview with @BuzzFeedNews, my family often has 50+ people together for Thanksgiving — but this year, it’ll be just (our quarantine bubble of) 5.
Let’s make this sacrifice now so that we can all be together later with everyone alive & well at the table. https://t.co/B12tpTq025
— Dr. Maimuna Majumder ??? (@maiamajumder) November 15, 2020
Better a Zoom Thanksgiving than an ICU Christmas.
— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) November 20, 2020
Huge queues are forming across the US as people rush to get Covid tests ahead of next week's Thanksgiving holiday
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) November 20, 2020
Here's a thing I want everyone to understand.
There is a roughly 12-day lag between rising cases rising hospitalizations.
— Ed Yong (@edyong209) November 15, 2020
Everyone misses their loved ones. Everyone’s kids are growing up fast. Everyone values celebrating holidays and life milestones with the people they care about.
Don’t lie to yourself that you somehow feel these things more than the people who are being responsible.
— laurasaurus 🦖🦕 (@iamlaurasaurus) November 20, 2020