CBS News’ “Face the Nation” anchor Margaret Brennan asked Dr. Fauci Sunday if families should gather for Christmas this year and he said that it’s just “too soon to tell” while relentlessly pushing vaccinations and booster shots for Americans.
Brennan asked, “There are two new studies out that show COVID has gotten better at transmitting through aerosols, just through the air. What does that mean? We’re going into cold weather, the holidays. Do people need to start looking around and say it is too risky to gather with family members if there are unvaccinated children?”
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head and chief White House Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci responded, “I believe the way the CDC has recommended is when you’re in a situation where you have a dynamics of virus in the community, where there is clearly a lot of spread, even if you are vaccinated, and you are in an indoor setting, a congregate setting, it makes sense to wear a mask and to avoid high-risk settings.
“We should be looking at ventilation in indoor places. It is clearly spread by aerosol, so you want more ventilation, which is the reason why outdoors is always much safer than indoors. If you are indoors, ventilation will be key. That’s the reason we should be paying attention to that,” he added.
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“We can gather for Christmas, or it’s just too soon to tell?” Brennan pressed Fauci.
“It is just too soon to tell,” Fauci replied. “We have to concentrate on continuing to get those numbers down and not try to jump ahead by weeks or months and say what we’re going to do at a particular time.”
“Let’s focus like a laser on continuing to get those cases down. We can do it by people getting vaccinated. Also, in a situation where boosters are appropriate, to get people boostered because we know that they could help greatly in diminishing infection and diminishing advanced disease, the kinds of data now accumulating in real-time,” he asserted.
“We certainly are turning the corner on this particular surge,” Fauci claimed, referring to the 30 percent drop in average daily new cases. “But we have experienced over now close to 20 months surges that go up and then come down, and then go back up again.”
“It is highly likely that with vaccines being distributed, that we will be back to normal by next Christmas,” Fauci claimed in 2020.
Fauci was slammed for his proclamation.
“Dr. Fauci said today it’s too soon to know whether people will be able to gather for Christmas. Insanity. Who in the world is still listening to this dude?” OutKick founder Clay Travis blasted on Twitter.
Contributing editor for The Spectator Stephen Miller excoriated Fauci, “Has Fauci weighed in at all on the indoor maskless award shows? If not why not?”
“It’s bad enough that Fauci says these ridiculous things, but it’s worse that journos keep framing questions to him as if he has any say over whether we get together for Christmas,” Washington Free Beacon reporter Chuck Ross noted.
Fox News commentator Tammy Bruce nailed Fauci, “Americans: Guess what? No one care what this troll thinks. We’ll do what we know is best for ourselves and our families (sic). ‘Fauci: ‘Too Soon to Tell‘ if We Can Get Together for Christmas.'”
In response to Fauci’s edict, New York Rep. Claudia Tenney declared that Americans are going to celebrate Christmas regardless of what Fauci or President Biden say or do.
I would like to inform Biden and Fauci that regardless of what they say, Americans are celebrating Christmas.
— Claudia Tenney (@claudiatenney) October 3, 2021
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) curtly stated on Twitter, “I don’t know what Fauci would do without COVID.”
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) had words for Fauci as well, “This Grinch can move right along, the Boebert household is celebrating Christmas no matter what he says. And someone should let him know that tyrants only get coal in their stocking.”
Conservatives are not listening to Fauci about gathering for Christmas:
That anyone would seek Fauci’s advice about whether they can be with their friends and family is deeply disturbing.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 3, 2021
The Fauci Who Stole Christmas:
MARGARET BRENNAN: But we can gather for Christmas, or it's just too soon to tell.
DR. FAUCI: You know, Margaret, it's just too soon to tell. (Face the Nation)
Biden’s going to regret not showing him the door sooner.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 3, 2021
Dr. Fauci said “it’s just too soon to tell” if Americans can gather with family on Christmas.
If Barack Obama can have his birthday bash, then the American people can celebrate the holidays with family.
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) October 4, 2021
Who wants to tell Lord Fauci we do NOT need his permission to gather for Christmas, Thanksgiving, football, or ANYTHING ELSE!
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) October 3, 2021
Dr. Fauci is getting way to casual talking about taking away other people's rights.
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) October 3, 2021
I could be wrong, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say:
1. Most people aren't waiting for Fauci's blessing
2. Most people went back to getting together long ago pic.twitter.com/5PCbsX5jbh
— Sharyl Attkisson🕵️♂️ (@SharylAttkisson) October 4, 2021
Just like last year, Anthony Fauci does not get to tell you how to celebrate Christmas with your family.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 3, 2021
Fauci simultaneously wants to be the single most prominent voice of the lockdown and mandate madness-
While evading accountability through his “I’m just an advisor” and “I speak for the science” bullshit
He’s done more damage to liberty than any American in living memory
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) October 3, 2021
Dr. Fauci is the Nigerian Prince of doctors.
— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) October 3, 2021
Dr. Fauci wants you to know it’s too soon to tell if we’re allowed to celebrate Christmas this year. NO ONE IS LISTENING TO HIM ANY LONGER! I AM CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS WITH FRIENDS AND RELATIVES
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) October 3, 2021
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