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Doctor Anthony Fauci talks COVID-19 preparedness for the holiday season

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 18:35:54-04

Doctor Anthony Fauci talked about how the coronavirus will continue to affect Americans well into the holiday season.

He said that by the year's end we will know more about vaccines and whether they are safe and effective.

Fauci also talked about what we can expect Thanksgiving to look like this year.

"I say that some people in this country are going to be able to have a relatively normal type of Thanksgiving, but in other areas of the country, it's going to be better to hold off and maybe just have immediate family, make sure you do it in a way that people wear masks where they have, you don't have large crowds of people. You know, I'd like to say that everything is going to be great by Thanksgiving, but honestly, I'm not so sure it is," Dr. Fauci

The Centers for Disease Control issued COVID-19 safety guidelines for the fall holiday.

Recommendations include not going shopping in crowded stores right before during or after Thanksgiving.

Instead, they say you should have a small dinner only with people who live in your house.

Deliver food to family and neighbors especially at-risk people and have a virtual dinner.