Halloween is around the corner. This year people want more decorations and new costumes.
According to the National Retail Federation, residents of the USA are expected to spend a record $10.14 billion on Halloween this year. That’s up from $8.05 billion last year due to strict guidelines of the pandemic.
The average customer is expected to spend $102.74 on costumes, sweets, decorations, and cards, $10 more than last year, as per the NRF’s annual survey of 8,061 consumers.
Children Should Be Able To Celebrate This Halloween-Director Of CDC
Residences with children are more excited to celebrate Halloween. We have noticed an increase in people celebrating Halloween this year. In 2021, 65% of people are expected to go for Halloween which is 9% more than 2020. With a few exceptions, children should be allowed to go trick-or-treating on Halloween. The chief of the CDC, Rochelle Walensky, announced on Sunday.
When asked if it’s safe for kids to go tactics this year, Walensky replied on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” “I certainly hope so.” She responded, “If you’re able to be outside, absolutely.”
The CDC’s director also advised parents and children to “reduce crowding” during Halloween.
Walensky said, “Even if we are not allowed to go to the party, our children must go in small groups with all the safety.” Pfizer and BioNTech announced a few days ago that a lower dose of their Covid vaccine is safe. It produces a good immune reaction in children aged 5 to 11.
The data would be given to the Food and Drug Administration soon, according to CEO and Chairman Albert Bourla.
In an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” Bourla stated, “It’s an issue of days, not weeks.”
“Then it’s up to the FDA. They can come to their own judgments and accordingly approve or disapprove of them. If they accept it, we will be ready to deliver this vaccine formulation with our abilities”, Bourla explained.
“One-third of the dose that we are providing to the rest of the population,” says the vaccination for children aged 5 to 11.
In the meanwhile, with schools generally, back in session, the CDC’s Walensky told: “This Week” that most children who contract the coronavirus do so outside of school.
Walensky stated, “Our science has proven that the illness comes from the gathering. It is not where their spread is happening when institutes are adopting inclusive mitigation and precautionary measures.”
Transmission is significantly higher if adequate safety procedures are not taken at schools, according to the CDC head.
According to Walensky, 96 percent of schools have remained open this school year. The places with a lack of masks are more prone to illness as compared to places where everyone used the masks.
“We know how to keep our children safe. And they’re more likely to suffer outbreaks and have to close if we don’t use the right mitigation strategies.” Walensky said.