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Dr. Fauci Just Gave His 'Final Message' About Thanksgiving

Best Life Logo By Allie Hogan of Best Life | Slide 1 of 5: On the brink of Thanksgiving, top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, MD, has shared his final message with Americans about the holiday. Fauci has been doling out ominous warnings all week about the potential for a catastrophic COVID surge on the heels of family gatherings. Read on for Fauci's final message on COVID and Thanksgiving, and for news on the only real coronavirus containment in the country, This Is Now the Only State Without "Uncontrolled Spread" of COVID.In a Nov. 25 appearance on Good Morning America, Fauci said, "The final message is to do what really we've been saying now for some time, is to the extent possible, keep the gatherings—the indoor gatherings— as small as you possibly can."Fauci told George Stephanopoulos that while he sympathizes with people's desire to see family on Thanksgiving, skipping out on gatherings this holiday is crucial in preventing another spike in COVID cases. "We all know how difficult that is because this is such a beautiful, traditional holiday, but by making that sacrifice, you prevent people from getting infected," Fauci added.Although you may feel healthy enough to visit family or friends, the infectious disease expert warns about the dangers of asymptomatic spread. People who have the virus but no symptoms can go to a gathering where they're eating and drinking without their masks on, all while unknowingly spreading COVID. "A sacrifice now could save lives and illness and make the future much brighter as we get through this because, George, we're going to get through this," Fauci said.With a vaccine on the horizon, Fauci appeals to Americans to strictly follow precautionary measures for just a little while longer. "If we could just hang in there a bit longer and continue to do the simple mitigation things that we're talking about all the time—the masks, the distancing, the avoiding crowds particularly indoors. If we do those things, we're going to get through it, so that's my final plea before the holiday," the doctor said.Fauci's main concern lies in the possibility of seeing a surge tacked on to America's current surge in COVID cases. "What we don't want to see is yet another surge superposed upon the surge that you just described," he noted.This wasn't the first time Fauci warned Americans about the risks associated with Thanksgiving. Keep reading for Fauci's previous statements about gathering for the holiday, and for more on the future of coronavirus, These Are the COVID Vaccine Side Effects Doctors Are Worried About.Read the original article on Best Life.

Dr. Fauci Just Gave His 'Final Message' About Thanksgiving

On the brink of Thanksgiving, top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, MD, has shared his final message with Americans about the holiday. Fauci has been doling out ominous warnings all week about the potential for a catastrophic COVID surge on the heels of family gatherings. Read on for Fauci's final message on COVID and Thanksgiving, and for news on the only real coronavirus containment in the country, This Is Now the Only State Without "Uncontrolled Spread" of COVID.

In a Nov. 25 appearance on Good Morning America, Fauci said, "The final message is to do what really we've been saying now for some time, is to the extent possible, keep the gatherings—the indoor gatherings— as small as you possibly can."

Fauci told George Stephanopoulos that while he sympathizes with people's desire to see family on Thanksgiving, skipping out on gatherings this holiday is crucial in preventing another spike in COVID cases. "We all know how difficult that is because this is such a beautiful, traditional holiday, but by making that sacrifice, you prevent people from getting infected," Fauci added.

Although you may feel healthy enough to visit family or friends, the infectious disease expert warns about the dangers of asymptomatic spread. People who have the virus but no symptoms can go to a gathering where they're eating and drinking without their masks on, all while unknowingly spreading COVID. "A sacrifice now could save lives and illness and make the future much brighter as we get through this because, George, we're going to get through this," Fauci said.

With a vaccine on the horizon, Fauci appeals to Americans to strictly follow precautionary measures for just a little while longer. "If we could just hang in there a bit longer and continue to do the simple mitigation things that we're talking about all the time—the masks, the distancing, the avoiding crowds particularly indoors. If we do those things, we're going to get through it, so that's my final plea before the holiday," the doctor said.

Fauci's main concern lies in the possibility of seeing a surge tacked on to America's current surge in COVID cases. "What we don't want to see is yet another surge superposed upon the surge that you just described," he noted.

This wasn't the first time Fauci warned Americans about the risks associated with Thanksgiving. Keep reading for Fauci's previous statements about gathering for the holiday, and for more on the future of coronavirus, These Are the COVID Vaccine Side Effects Doctors Are Worried About.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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