Tough decisions around gathering with family for Thanksgiving during COVID

Many people usually look forward to Thanksgiving — the food and time with family and friends. But the holiday will be different because of COVID-19. Image by Ashiq Raazz from Pixabay

Thanksgiving is two weeks away. Many people usually look forward to the food and time with family and friends. But the holiday will be different because of COVID-19. Many are wondering whether it’s safe to travel, if they’ll get their family members sick, and whether they should just stay home and skip the whole thing. 

“This is a really challenging set of decisions with no real clear answers,” says Brown University professor Emily Oster. She studies the risks of personal decisions during times of major uncertainty.

Credits

Guest:
Emily Oster - economics professor at Brown University

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin, Nihar Patel