Be Vigilant Even After Labor Day
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Labor Day annually celebrates America's labor movement and the blood, sweat, and tears of all its workers. Typically, the holiday marks an unofficial end of summer; as such, it has also been considered to be is a time to reset. But this year, being the thus far dreadful 2020, things have to be taken into consideration before traditions can take their place. "In a sense there's a dark shadow around this particular holiday," said David Blustein, a professor of psychology at Boston College. "We don't know what the future holds regarding the pandemic. There's also enormous amount of stress about the election. We don't know what's happening with schools. There's a tremendous amount of not knowing."
Fears over Delta variant prompt Americans to scale back Labor Day travel
Americans are scaling back their travel plans this Labor Day weekend as concerns spread about the highly contagious Delta variant. There were a little more than 92,000 COVID-19 infections in the U.S. during the week of July 4, but the number of cases topped 1 million this week. That's more than 10 times the number of weekly cases from the last big U.S. holiday. Nancy Chen reports.