Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States, has suggested that families consider vaccine mandates for their homes over the holidays.
Speaking with The Washington Post, Fauci said that only vaccinated people can “enjoy” traditional gatherings inside their homes.
“When you get vaccinated, and you have a vaccinated group, and you are in an indoor setting, you can enjoy, as we have traditionally over the years, dinners and gatherings within the home with people who are vaccinated,” Fauci stated.
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To be sure that you are safe, Fauci suggested asking for people to show “evidence that they are vaccinated.”
“And that’s the reason why people should, if they invite 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,” he continued.
Fauci said that though you might still catch or spread COVID with the vaccine, you will be less sick if you do so.
“So, vaccinated puts you in a much different position than the extreme vulnerability of people who are not vaccinated, because all you have to do is look at the data and look at those areas of the country, those states, those communities that are under-vaccinated,” Fauci stated.
He did not explain why requiring a vaccine passport for Christmas dinner is urgent if the vaccinated are likely to be generally safe — even during breakthrough cases.
“There’s no doubt they have a much higher degree of infection, a much higher degree of hospitalization, and a much higher degree of death,” Fauci said of the unvaccinated.
During another recent interview with ABC News, Fauci said that the latest variant, omicron, can evade vaccines — but that “boosters help.”
The White House doctor also spoke directly to parents viewing the program, urging them to vaccinate their young children.
“If your child is five years of age and older, please get them vaccinated. We need to protect the children. This idea that children are not vulnerable at all is not so,” Fauci asserted.