July 4 travel surpasses pre-pandemic levels

July 4 travel surpasses pre-pandemic levels
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[Ed. – Ready or not, here they come.]

An estimated 44million people are expected to hit the roads this weekend while air travel has exceeded pre-pandemic levels for the first time.

Around 2.15million people passed through US airport screening checkpoints Thursday, the Transportation Security Administration has said, making it the second-highest figures on record since the coronavirus pandemic.

Just four days earlier a figure of 2.17million was recorded.

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This compares with just 58,330 people recorded on the same day in 2019

The figures come though as the Delta variant sweeps across the US triggering a rise in cases.

More than 30 per cent of adults are still not vaccinated and officials have raised concerns about vaccinated and unvaccinated people mixing in large numbers.

President Joe Biden has warned “lives will be lost” because people have not got the jab.

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