CDC holiday guidelines tell Americans not to sing, listen to loud music or drink alcohol

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It seems that the only thing Americans will be allowed to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday is their right — for now, at least — to breathe.

How so? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control released Thanksgiving coronavirus guidelines last week that “bar” virtually all acts of giving thanks.

The guidelines recommend not drinking alcohol because it “make[s] it more difficult to practice COVID-19 safety measures,” encourages Thanksgiving revelers “to avoid singing” and even suggests folks “keep music levels down” so that nobody must “shout or speak loudly,” which would apparently increase the risk of transmission.

Yet these same guidelines explicitly state that all guests should “wear masks when not eating or drinking.” Aren’t masks supposed to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus? So why would masked people shouting cause any problems?

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The CDC also states that if you celebrate Thanksgiving with extended family members who don’t live in your household, you “should avoid direct contact, including handshakes and hugs,” meaning no hugs for grandma this year, :-/.

Of course, the agency would prefer you to skip meeting with any extended family members, period.

“Celebrating virtually … poses the lowest risk for spread,” the guidelines state.

Sounds fun …

View the guidelines below:

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To be fair, these are just guidelines, and it’s not like the CDC is threatening punishment for those who refuse to abide by its arguably arbitrary dictates.

And so as a result, plenty of American families still plan to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Look:

One of the most notable voices to speak out against such guidelines is White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Scott Atlas.

“This kind of isolation is a tragedy of the elderly who are now being told ‘don’t see your family at Thanksgiving.’ For many people, this is their final Thanksgiving, believe it or not. We have to have a policy… which is a whole person policy. It’s not just about stopping cases of Covid,” he said this week on Fox News’ “The Story.”

Listen:

Meanwhile, a number of Democrat-run communities across America have “cancelled” Thanksgiving altogether. This week Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, issued another set of lockdown orders slated to go in effect Friday, that demand home gatherings be limited to just “household members.”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who faces intense backlash over his hypocrisy, has issued similar orders.

“Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, has pole-vaulted over the line that separates good government from tyranny and canceled Thanksgiving. Well, that’s not quite fair. Rather, he’s made it very difficult to celebrate Thanksgiving if you follow his new rules,” Rich Manieri of LancasterOnline.com notes.

“Newsom has mandated that all Thanksgiving celebrations be held outside, provided only three households are represented in the gathering. Of course, all mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines must be observed.”

The governor’s dictatorial edicts even control bathroom use by mandating that attendees only be allowed to use a bathroom if it’s been properly sanitized.

Newsom’s dictates have provoked even more backlash than the CDC’s guidelines because of the governor’s clear-cut hypocrisy. Earlier this month he attended a crowded birthday party in a “closed-off room.”

And he did so without even wearing a mask …

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