AILSA CHANG, HOST:
Even though hope is on the way with vaccines, the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the country. And while it remains unclear how much of an impact Thanksgiving had on the pandemic, experts are bracing for what’s coming over the next holidays and beyond.
NPR health correspondent Rob Stein joins us now with the latest. Hey, Rob.
ROB STEIN, BYLINE: Hey there, Ailsa.
CHANG: So going into Thanksgiving, we heard a lot of fears about how, like, get-togethers would make the pandemic much worse. Do we know now whether that really happened?
STEIN: You know, Ailsa, the short answer is it’s still hard to know for sure. I’ve been talking with epidemiologists around the country about this, and some think the holiday did throw fuel onto the fire, especially in some places. Others say it’s still kind of murky. You know, it is clear that millions of people ignored public…