WASHINGTON — This year’s Halloween festivities will be safe for families because COVID-19 incidences in the U.S. are declining, especially for those who have been immunized.
CNN’s State of the Union Sunday interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci stated that it was an important time of the calendar for children. “Go out there and enjoy it,” he said.
He stated that anyone who wants to celebrate Halloween on October 31st should get the shots for an “extra level of protection”, if they haven’t already been vaccinated.
So far, COVID-19 has been approved for people aged 12 and older. Pfizer requested an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its vaccine, which is for children 5 to 11.
Nationally, 95,000 new COVID-19 case are filed each day. Fauci called the downward trend “good” but warned against declaring victory too soon, as cases have rebounded in the past.
He stated that he would like to see the number of cases drop to below 10,000 per day before COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are dropped, such as indoor masking in public areas.