Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has advised Americans to have a risk/benefit discussion before going forward with holiday plans.
Speaking with CNN, Fauci was asked to give his “best words of hope” going into the holiday season regarding the pandemic.
“The best words of hope are two things: one of public health and one a scientific issue. The public health issue is that the kind of interventions that I just mentioned work. You’ve got to understand, they do work, we know that as a scientific fact,” said Fauci. “And therefore, implement them. You don’t have to shut down any businesses to do that, you can still have the economy going along in a slow way, in a prudent way staying open. Do that from a public health standpoint.”
“Secondly, from a public health standpoint. Do a risk/benefit discussion with your family about what you’re going to want to do with