Our take: People will go to the beach, they will go to parties, they will be in crowds. Unfortunately, there are too many willing to take the risk of unprotected exposure which means deaths and infections will rise.
“Throngs of people are expected at Tybee Island beaches in Georgia over the weekend, CNN affiliate WTOC reported. And images from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, show umbrellas lined up side by side down the beach.
In Pennsylvania, the amusement park Kennywood is expected to have its busiest weekend of the season, CNN affiliate KDKA reported.
And in Atlanta, many weekend Labor Day parties are on the schedule including ‘The Biggest Labor Day Weekend Party in the City’ hosted by rapper Gucci Mane and a ‘Sunday Funday’ rooftop party advertised with an image of people standing close together, some without masks.
Fauci pleaded with Americans before the weekend to keep gatherings small and outside and said he will be spending the weekend on a hike with his spouse.” (CNN)
...and then there is this, a sobering number that many will ignore to have Labor Day fun, a great risk to themselves and to others.
“A model often cited by top health officials predicted Friday that an additional 224,000 people in the US could die from Covid-19 by January 1.
Wearing masks and keeping prevention measures in place could reduce the "scary" number of coronavirus deaths predicted over the coming months, Fauci said.” (CNN)