Fauci To Skip Nerd Prom Due To COVID Risk For Him

The New York Times reports:

Vice President Kamala Harris’s Covid-19 diagnosis is raising questions that some in the nation’s capital wish would remain unspoken: Is it safe for President Biden to attend the so-called nerd prom, otherwise known as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Should the dinner even be held?

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Mr. Biden’s top medical adviser for the coronavirus, said on Tuesday that he had decided not to attend “because of my individual assessment of my personal risk.” But Mr. Biden, who at 79 is two years younger than Mr. Fauci, will be there, as will his wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, told reporters on Tuesday that Ms. Harris’s diagnosis had not changed the president’s thinking about the dinner, which she described as an opportunity to “talk about the importance of journalism in the world.”

Read the full article. Trump never attended the dinner because he couldn’t bear to just sit there while people at the podium joked about him.