Fauci’s Guide to Thanksgiving: ‘Among the Vaccinated, Enjoy the Holidays’

It’s Thanksgiving, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released updated recommendations on how to safely celebrate the holiday season during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CDC says the first and foremost way to protect you and those around you against COVID-19 is to get vaccinated — including children from 5 to 11 years old, who can now receive a child-sized dose of the vaccine from Pfizer

and BioNTech

Is different holiday guide from the CDC include:

  • Avoid crowded, poorly ventilated spaces.

  • Do not organize or attend a gathering if you are sick or have symptoms.

  • Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

  • If traveling, wear a mask on public transport and obey international travel recommendations.

  • Do not apply the mask to children under 2 years of age.

  • Wear a well-fitting mask that covers your nose and mouth if you are in public indoor settings if you are not fully immunized.

Last week, the CDC also recommended that anyone 18 years of age or older receiving a booster shot of COVID from Pfizer or Moderna

if it has been at least six months since your last dose.

“It’s a stronger recommendation,” said CDC advisor Dr. Matthew Daley of Kaiser Permanente Colorado told the Associated Press. “I want to make sure we provide as much protection as we can.”

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden’s chief medical adviser, pleaded with everyone to safely enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday during an appearance. recently on CNN.

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“Obviously if you don’t get vaccinated, you’re going to be in a more vulnerable situation,” Fauci told CNN.

He went on to say that traditional Thanksgiving activities like enjoying a large meal among family members would be much safer if all attendees were vaccinated. Fauci continued: “In a family setting, especially those who are vaccinated, enjoy the holiday.

As Thanksgiving and other upcoming holidays approach, some experts fear that gatherings and increased travel could lead to a increase in COVID cases.

It is predicted that Thanksgiving tourism will return to pre-pandemic levels because flight bookings in 2021 are only 1% lower than in 2019, according to data from Adobe.

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