Thanksgiving and Lockdown Fatigue

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended last week not to travel over Thanksgiving. But the TSA reports screening its highest number of passengers since the pandemic began. For the last five days, an average of nearly a million passengers per day have gone through TSA checkpoints. The last time that happened was March 15.

A recent Gallup poll also discovered that one-third of Americans say they’d be “very unlikely” or “somewhat unlikely” to comply with another full lockdown. That’s about double the rate seen in the spring. So it seems that after eight months, despite the risks, people may be showing signs of lockdown fatigue. 

To see if that’s the case, we’re joined by Max Nelsen, a policy director at the Freedom Foundation; and psychotherapist, Dr. Robi Ludwig.