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Dr Fauci issues warning ahead of Thanksgiving

Dr Anthony Fauci, the US’ top infectious disease expert, has told an interview with CBS News that Americans may have to “bite the bullet” and avoid Thanksgiving gatherings, amid fears that celebrations could lead to an increase in coronavirus cases in the country.

I think people should be very careful and prudent about social gatherings, particularly when members of the family might be at a risk because of their age or their underlying condition,” Fauci said on Wednesday.

“Namely, you may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering unless you’re pretty certain that the people that you’re dealing with are not infected.”  

Dr Fauci continued: “When you’re talking about relatives that are getting on a plane, being exposed in an airport, being exposed in a plane, then walk in the door and say ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ – that you have to be careful about.

My Thanksgiving is going to look very different this year. I would love to have it with my children, but my children are in three separate states throughout the country, and in order for them to get here, they would all have to go to an airport, get on a plane, travel with public transportation.”



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