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Health experts say COVID cases transmitted at Thanksgiving may not be fully-realized until this weekend

Health experts say the cases that we are seeing this week aren’t yet connected to Thanksgiving gatherings that took place last week.

While state and health officials railed against gatherings, Governor Andrew Cuomo said last week – then again this week – that he expected to see numbers grow significantly because of the holiday.


According to Tomoko Udo, an associate professor for the Department of Health Policy Management and Behavior at University at Albany, it can take as long as five to seven days for symptoms to show. Udo spoke with Spectrum News about the timeframe that people can see symptoms.

“With this type of random exposure among the population, you might not see the surge for two weeks sometime even a month,” Udo said. “That’s why some people say we won’t know the impact of the increased travel and get-togethers at Thanksgiving. And that’s unfortunately around the time we’re going to have Christmas, so that is going to be really concerning.”



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