Everyone needs to be careful around Thanksgiving this year and evaluate the risks and benefits of celebrating in the traditional way, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on “Good Morning America” Thursday.
“Understanding that everyone has this traditional, emotional, understandable warm feeling about the holidays and bringing a group of people, friends and family together in their house, indoors, that’s understandable,” Fauci said. “But we really have to be careful this time, and each individual family evaluate the risk/benefit of doing that.”
In particular, when people are coming in from out of town and may have been on planes or in airports and then coming into the house, he said.
If there are elderly or vulnerable people there, Fauci gave this advice:
“You better consider whether you want to do that now or maybe just forestall it and just wait and say, you know, this is an unfortunate and unusual situation, I may not want to take the risk. But then, it’s up to the individuals and the choices they make.”
Dr. Fauci warns public to be cautious ahead of winter: