Dr. Fauci Says This "Innocent" Activity Could Get You Killed
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, said you need to carefully consider whether previously "innocent, beautiful" holiday gatherings are worth the risk of COVID-19 they bring this year. "I think the people of this country need to realistically conduct risk-benefit assessments," said Fauci. "Every family is different. Everyone has a different risk that they want to tolerate." Read on for his full warning. To ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss out on these safe signs you've already had for coronavirus.
Dr. Fauci says you are wondering if it is worth harming someone else?
COVID-19 cases are increasing in all 50 states, mostly due to small gatherings. Health officials fear Thanksgiving will cause a spate of cases that could overwhelm hospitals.
"When you think about the holiday season and gather inside at innocent, beautiful events like meals with family and friends, you really have to think about the risk factors," Fauci said.
For example, "Do you have any elderly people in your family who may have underlying medical conditions, such as chemotherapy or other things that weaken the immune system? You really want to reach a crowd of 10, 15, 20 people, many of them Who comes from places where they have flown from crowded airports to planes in their homes? "
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The CDC does not recommend Thanksgiving travel
On Thursday, the CDC advised Americans to avoid Thanksgiving travel and limit gatherings to people living in the same household, that is, those who have lived primarily in the same house for at least 14 days.
Holiday gatherings "have been such joyful things in the past, but this is a very special situation," added Fauci. "You don't want to call it law, but you do want to say at least give your family the benefit of having considered the risk / benefit ratio of a gathering rather than limiting your activities." the core people who live in your home. You just have to think about it and make your own decision. "
79-year-old Fauci has announced plans to curtail his own Thanksgiving family this year - his three grown children won't be visiting. "They made the decision that they live so far away in different cities across the country that they don't want to take this trip here and endanger their father," he said on Thursday.
Fauci and his wife plan to chat about Zoom with their children and families while they have dinner. "That is our decision," he said. "That doesn't mean everyone has to make that decision, but everyone should at least think about the risk of pressuring loved ones."
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How to survive the pandemic
Do whatever you can to prevent you from getting - and spreading - COVID-19: wear a face mask, get tested if you think you have coronavirus, avoid the crowds (and bars and house parties), practice social Distancing contacts, only doing important errands, washing hands regularly, disinfecting surfaces that are touched frequently and not missing these 35 places you are most likely to catch COVID to help you weather this pandemic in the healthiest way.
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