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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
The CDC issued new guidance on Thursday urging Americans to limit or postpone Thanksgiving travel to limit the spread of COVID-19. “Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year.”
Georgia completed its by-hand recount of 5 million ballots yesterday, and—despite uncovering 6,000 ballots overlooked in the initial process—it validated the initial outcome: Joe Biden won the state by more than 10,000 votes. Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger plans to certify the results later today.
The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca generated a strong immune response in older adults, according to an early study published yesterday. Late-stage trial results for the vaccine are expected to be released within a few weeks.