- With coronavirus infections and deaths skyrocketing, Dr. Fauci is urging Americans to refrain from travel and to keep holiday celebrations as small as possible.
- If staying home isn’t an option, long bus rides represent the riskiest form of transportation.
- Fauci believes January will be the worst month of the pandemic due to Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations.
In the days and weeks before Thanksgiving, as the coronavirus continued to surge at an alarming rate, both Dr. Fauci and the CDC urged Americans to refrain from travel and hold off on traditional holiday celebrations. Despite these pleas to stay home, millions of Americans still hit the road in late November to spend the holiday with family and friends.
With the Christmas season already in full swing, Fauci has perhaps realized that asking people to avoid holiday celebrations is an exercise in futility. So, instead, Fauci is now urging people to keep their holiday celebrations as small as possible. All the same, Fauci still believes that cross-state travel is incredibly risky and should be avoided at all costs.
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Speaking to the risk of holiday travel, Fauci recently explained:
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