Frustration as Fauci says it’s ‘too soon to tell’ if families can gather for Christmas – and says immigrants are ‘absolutely not’ responsible for COVID spread
Dr. Anthony Fauci said it was ‘too soon’ to say whether Americans can gather for Christmas in an interview Sunday on Face the Nation.
CBS News’ Margaret Brennan asked Fauci about the December holiday after he voiced cautious optimism about the country’s COVID-19 numbers going down – however warned that the country needed to remain viligant.
‘You know, Margaret, it’s just too soon to tell,’ President Joe Biden’s chief medical expert said about Christmas. ‘We’ve just got to keep concentrating 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.’
Fauci was doing the rounds on the Sunday shows.
On CNN’s State of the Union, he knocked down a belief stoked by Republicans saying that immigrants were ‘absolutely not’ driving the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.