‘We’ve been locked up so long!’ Despite pandemic, passengers fly south for spring break

Epidemiologist warns of variants that pose the biggest risks even for travelers who’ve been vaccinated

Pandemic-weary residents eager for a chance to get away for spring break are heading to local airports and hopping flights to southern tourist spots despite the ongoing pandemic. Some say they’ve received COVID-19 vaccinations and feel safer on airplanes. Others say, “We’ve been locked up so long!”

While analysts note that domestic air travel is starting to take off again, health experts warn travelers to be careful, and keep masks on tight because vaccines don’t work as well for some COVID-19 variants.

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