The Washington Post reports:
Indoor holiday celebrations like those being arranged at the White House can accelerate the spread of the coronavirus, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams said Monday after initially dodging a question about the Trump administration’s plans.
“Americans have been told that we can’t even see our families for this holiday, and yet here’s the White House planning to hold these holiday parties indoors,” ABC News senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega said to Adams on “Good Morning America.” “What kind of message is this sending?”+
“Well, we want everyone to understand that these holiday celebrations can be superspreader events,” Adams said. “So we want them to be smart, and we want them to be as small as possible. But again, go to CDC.gov, look at those tips for everyone. These apply to the White House; they apply to the American people.”