Dr. Anthony Fauci informed Americans that they might want to bar unvaccinated relatives from visiting this holiday season.
On Tuesday, Fauci appeared on MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber” to discuss holiday plans within the wide-spread Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Within December, the Omicron variant has grown to the most dominant variant of COVID-19 in the United States, with cases rising in various cities.
Fauci has heavily pushed Americans to receive both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as an additional shot as the Christmas season approaches. On Friday, he even admitted that changing the definition of “fully vaccinated” because of the booster shot was “certainly on the table.”
On Wednesday, Fauci also went a step further, suggesting that even vaccinated family members may want to avoid holiday gatherings to the Omicron variant. During a news briefing with the White House COVID-19 task force, Fauci advised people, even those vaccinated and boosted, to “stay away” from large gatherings of 30-50 people.
During Fauci’s time with MSNBC, reporter Alicia Menendez questioned, “If someone in your family isn’t vaccinated, should you ask them not to show up?”
To which Fauci answered, “Yes, I would do that.” Adding in, “I think we’re dealing with a serious enough situation right now that if there’s an unvaccinated person, I would say, I’m very sorry, but not this time. Maybe another time when this is all over.”
As if COVID will be “all over” with Democrats’ approach.
With the amount of freedom Fauci has restricted, it’s even sadder when he said, “And that’s the reason why people should, if they inviter people over their home, essentially ask and maybe require that people show evidence that they are vaccinated, or give their honest and good faith word that they have been vaccinated.”