Evan Lambert, the D.C. correspondent at NewsNation with preferred pronouns he/him, asked the question millions of Americans have undoubtedly been waiting for during Wednesday morning’s COVID press briefing call with the White House.
How does Dr. Anthony Fauci think we should celebrate New Year’s Eve, and, should we cancel our NYE plans? Here was Fauci’s answer:
“Yes, thank you very much for that question. So similar to what I said for the Christmas holiday, it goes true here. If you are in a situation with a family setting, in your home, with family, parents, children, grandparents, and everyone is vaccinated and boosted — although the risk is never zero in anything — the risk is low enough that we feel you should continue to go through with those plans of having a home-related, vaccinated, boosted gathering with family and close friends who are also vaccinated and boosted. So it really depends on what your plans are. You said should you change or cancel your plans? If your plans are to go to a 40- to 50-person, New Year’s Eve party with all the bells and whistles and everybody hugging and kissing and wishing each other a Happy New Year, I would strongly recommend that this year, we do not do that.”