Millions of Americans are already travelling home to celebrate Thanksgiving, despite warnings from health officials amid a significant wave of coronavirus cases and deaths.

Thanksgiving, traditionally a large family get-together that rivals Christmas in size is this Thursday.

Three million people are reported to have already travelled through US airports from Friday to Sunday.

But the number is around half the usual figure for Thanksgiving travel.

Dr Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious diseases expert, says that people in airports will cause even more trouble than they are in right now.

The number of people flying in the US is the highest since mid-March, when the virus started to spread rapidly in the country.

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