The epidemiologist himself decided this year to abandon the celebration in the traditional format.
The chief epidemiologist of the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, recommends that Americans abandon the celebration of thanksgiving in the traditional format due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with CBS, the National Institute Director for the study of allergic and infectious diseases noted that it is better not to arrange a traditional family feast this year, especially if you have to travel long distances to meet relatives.
“When it comes to relatives who will fly on a plane and may get infected at the airport or on the plane, and then come into the house with wishes for a happy thanksgiving, you need to be careful with this,” he said.
According to Fauci, if there are older people in the family or people with comorbidities, it is better to postpone the meeting until safer times.
The 79-year-old Fauci is not going to invite children to his home for Thanksgiving.