Thanksgiving Day Dinner Stressing Americans Out
I'm sure we all feel the same way when it comes to our annual Thanksgiving Day dinner that we always look forward to every single holiday season.
Based on the latest survey, more than half of Americans, 53%, say Thanksgiving will be served with an added helping of anxiety this year, all due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We're all feeling a little bit of that holiday anxiety right about now. My wife and I usually have a good size Thanksgiving feast for our entire family, but due to CDC guidelines regarding social distancing, we have decided to cancel the family gathering based on everyone's safety.
According to foxnews.com, the survey polled 2,000 participants asking about their plans for the November holiday and found that 18% of respondents will be cooking their own feast for the first time this year since they may not be traveling to a family member's or friend's home where dinner is typically served.
One in 10 Americans surveyed said they will be forgoing the festivities altogether this year due to COVID-19 concerns.
Here's another thing to keep in mind, a lot of people don't like the idea of running out to a local grocery store to buy forgotten ingredients. Fifty five percent of respondents said they feel stressed at the thought of venturing out to a store in fear of coming in contact with people who could be infected before being around family during Thanksgiving.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends limiting large format, in person gatherings this year, advising in recent guidance for hosting and attending events that they still pose varying levels of risk. (foxnews.com)