With October underway, it is only a matter of time until the holiday season comes around once more. For most, the 2020 holiday was quite different with virtual celebrations and less travel. The holidays just weren’t the same and Americans are anxious to ascertain the future of the 2021 holidays as the Delta variant is still rampaging and Americans remain unvaccinated. Dr. Fauci answers this question by reporting:
“It’s too soon to say whether the pandemic has eased enough for families to gather for Christmas this year. We’ve just got 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.”
Fauci further insists that the best method of lowering the number of COVID cases is to get more Americans vaccinated. Fortunately, according to studies conducted by Fauci and ABC Studios, COVID cases and hospital admissions have dropped by over 30% since the last month. “We certainly are turning the corner on this particular surge,” says Fauci. “But we have experienced over now close to 20 months surges that go up and then come down, and then go back up again.”
When asked about the number of COVID cases among immigrants, Fauci responds by saying “Absolutely not” and noting that the people admitted to the hospital are “certainly not immigrants”. He continues to push the idea of mandatory vaccine laws, similar to New York City. “Those deaths may well have been preventable. Next month’s deaths still are,” he says.
More specifically, Fauci recommends that at least 90% of Americans are vaccinated, as opposed to the original 70%. Based on these assertions, it is highly likely that the 2021 holidays will be the same as 2020, with more freedom amongst vaccinated Americans. “For those Americans vaccinated, have a happy holiday. But make sure you protect yourselves amongst the unvaccinated this December”, concludes Fauci.