CBS News reports:
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, told “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell that the United States needs to redouble its efforts to contain the coronavirus as we enter the fall and winter months.
The surge could be made worse as families across the country travel and gather for the holiday season. Fauci said some beloved traditions, like big Thanksgiving gatherings, may need to be avoided this year to keep people safe.
“That is unfortunately a risk, when you have people coming from out of town, gathering together in an indoor setting,” he said. “It is unfortunate, because that’s such a sacred part of American tradition — the family gathering around Thanksgiving. But that is a risk.”
Regarding your Thanksgiving plans, Dr. Fauci tells @GMA, you should “evaluate the risk-benefit.” It’s not just the gathering but people coming to your house who’ve been in airports and on airplanes. “You may not want to take the risk.”
— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) October 15, 2020
Dr. Fauci on his Thanksgiving plans: “I would love to have it with my children, but my children are in three separate states throughout the country. … They themselves, because of their concern for me and my age, have decided they are not going to come home for Thanksgiving.”
— Norah O’Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) October 14, 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans may have to avoid Thanksgiving gatherings this year due to the coronavirus.
“You may have to bite the bullet … unless you’re pretty certain that the people that you’re dealing with are not infected.” https://t.co/Cvyw1Bflvp
— WAVY TV 10 (@WAVY_News) October 15, 2020