The nation’s leading infectious disease expert and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday that Americans will need to make an “individual choice” when it comes to this year’s holiday season.
“I think we need to realize things might be different this year, particularly if you want to have people who are going to be flying in from a place that has a lot of infection – you’re going to an airport that might be crowded, you’re on a plane, and then to come in –unless you absolutely know you’re not infected – there are many people who are not going to want to take that risk,” Fauci said during a live Q&A with Yahoo News.
Fauci said his daughters have opted out of seeing him this year, but noted that “hopefully by Christmas” things will be different.
“Each individual family needs to make the decision based upon the risk situation in your own family,” Fauci said.
Fauci also said Americans need to use caution when it comes to Thanksgiving plans during an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell Wednesday evening.
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