According to one of America’s most respected health officials, trick-or-treating is safe for children this Halloween season.
Dr. Anthony Fauci stated to CNN that COVID-19 had ended the tradition of trick-or-treating for millions of children in the United States in 2020.
“I think you can go out, even if you are vaccinated,” Fauci said. You’re out for the most part — at least when my kids were doing trick-or-treating there — and enjoy it,” Fauci said.
Fauci pointed out that children are not at risk from COVID-19 vaccines, which are widely available. To keep the community safe, Fauci suggested that all adults who have not received an injection be encouraged to do so.
“Especially if you have been vaccinated. Fauci stated that vaccinating is an additional measure of protection for you, your family, and your community. It’s a great time to reflect on why it’s so important to get vaccinated. But, get out there and have fun with Halloween and other holidays.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention categorized traditional trick-or treat as a “traditional” activity in 2020. There are no vaccines and the number of cases is rising.high-risk activityThe CDC urged communities that large-scale events like one-way lines with mask requirements or social distancing be cancelled or modified.
Last month, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, stated that trick-or-treating can safely return in 2021 but parents should still take precautions.
Walensky stated, “I wouldn’t necessarily go to an overcrowded Halloween party but I believe we should be able let our children treat themselves in small groups.” CNBC. “I hope we are able to do that this coming year.”
CNN’s Fauci said that trick-or-treating was a significant step in the recovery process from the pandemic.
Fauci stated, “It’s a time kids love; it is an important part of their year.” “I know it was a great time for my kids.”