Dr. Fauci says his kids aren't coming home for Thanksgiving as Americans 'sacrifice' holiday gatherings to stay safe from coronavirus

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White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday his kids won’t be coming home for Thanksgiving this year due to fear of possibly spreading the coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned of the risks associated with Thanksgiving celebrations this year, especially if people are traveling to see family they don’t live with.

“My Thanksgiving is going to look very different this year,” he said in an interview with CBS News. “I would love to have it with my children, but my children are in three separate states throughout the country and in order for them to get here, they would all have to go to an airport, get on a plane and travel with public transportation.”

“They themselves, because of their concern for me and my age, have decided they’re not going to come home for Thanksgiving, even though all three of them want very much to come home for Thanksgiving,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said.

He added that everyone will need to make their own decisions about holiday gatherings this year based on the health risks of those in the household or at the gathering, the precautions people at the gathering have been taking and the amount of travel required of attendants....(Read more)