White House COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci said on Monday that Americans should cancel New Year’s Eve events due to health concerns, despite being nearly two years into the pandemic.
The remarks took place during a CNN “New Day” interview on Monday.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says he recommends that people “stay away” from large New Year’s Eve gatherings where they don’t know the vaccination status of guests.
— New Day (@NewDay) December 27, 2021
“Stay Away from That”
“I have been telling people consistently that if you’re vaccinated and boosted and you have a family setting, in the home with family and relatives,” it’s OK to gather, Fauci said.
Who appointed him king. Guess he did. https://t.co/3ojcTTAcLN
— Pete Hoekstra (@petehoekstra) December 27, 2021
“But when you’re talking about a New Year’s Eve party, we have 30, 40, 50 people celebrating. You do not know the status of their vaccination, I would recommend strongly stay away from that this year,” he added.
Mainstream Media Hypocrisy?
Former Trump White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer mocked the new interview by pointing out CNN’s own hypocrisy.
“[W]orth noting that @cnn is running an ad saying ‘the crowds are back and so are we’ for their NYE party/show,” he said.
worth noting that @cnn is running an ad saying “the crowds are back and so are we” for their NYE party/show
Fauci says to cancel New Year’s Eve parties, as millions struggle for normalcy nearly two years into pandemichttps://t.co/5s2oy0FNBN
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) December 27, 2021
Despite Fauci’s role, millions of Americans have tuned out his advice over the ever-changing recommendations.
The original “two weeks to stop the spread” has now become take the vaccine, take a booster, wear a mask, social distance and still shut down large events nearly two years later despite millions of Americans who have been vaccinated.
Fauci’s comments may do little to change the plans of many Americans, though leftist leaders seem to use the comments for increasing government overreach to control the nation’s citizens.