Dr. Anthony Fauci believes that children will love the forthcoming Halloween trick-or-treat on the streets since the activity will occur outdoors.
According to the New York Post, Fauci made his remarks during an interview on Sunday. The official added that he understood the issue since his children love the event as well.
Fauci Gives Trick Or Treat Activity a Go on Halloween
In an interview with CNN (via Fox News), the nation’s top infectious disease specialist gave his permission to trick or treat. The move finally came a year after health officials designated the activity “high risk” due to the coronavirus epidemic.
In the previous year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended families put candy bars at their front door or driveways to reduce interaction with strangers on Halloween.
“You can get out there – you’re outdoors for the most part, at least when my children were out there doing trick-or-treating – and enjoy it,” Dr. Fauci said.
The infectious disease specialist went on to say that for children, Halloween is a very significant time of the year.
“Go out there and enjoy Halloween, as well as other holidays that will be coming up,” Fauci underscored.
Despite granting the youngsters permission to enjoy Halloween, Fauci said that the occasion is a “wonderful opportunity” to reflect on the significance of COVID vaccinations.
Meanwhile, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky reiterated Fauci’s comments about the Halloween custom, stating that parents should be allowed to send their children out in small groups to trick-or-treat.
Fauci’s Halloween remark came after he drew criticism for claiming that it was too soon to know whether Americans should host gatherings in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.
Children under the age of 12 are not currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. On the other hand, South Arkansas Sun reported that Pfizer requested that the authorities approve its COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11.
Americans Should Still Wear Face Masks During Indoor Activities
In the same interview, Dr. Fauci said that coronavirus cases must drop before fully vaccinated Americans avoid wearing face masks when attending a public meeting indoors.
According to Fauci, the seven-day average of COVID cases each day in the United States was 95,000. Officials said the number is still “very high.”
Dr. Fauci suggested that the daily instances be reduced to 10,000 to make indoor masking easier.
The CDC now advises fully vaccinated Americans to use face masks inside, particularly in regions where the Delta form of the coronavirus is “substantial or high transmission.”
According to the latest statistics, more over 96 percent of the nation was put under “substantial” or “high” transmission.