The top American health official says children can safely trick or treat for Halloween.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that COVID-19 had canceled the long-standing tradition for millions across the country in 2020.
“I believe that, especially if you are vaccinated you can still get out there. You’re outdoors for the most part — at least when my children were out there doing trick-or-treating — and enjoy it,” Fauci said.
Fauci pointed out that children are not at risk from COVID-19 vaccines, which are widely available. Fauci stated that adults who have not had their shot yet should do so to ensure safety in the community.
“Especially if you have been vaccinated. Fauci added that even if you don’t have vaccinated yet, it will give you and your family extra protection. “So, now is a great time to reflect on the reasons why it’s so important to get vaccinated. But, go out and enjoy Halloween, as well as other holidays coming up.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention categorized traditional trick-or treat as a “disease” in 2020. There are no vaccines and the number of cases is increasing.high-risk activity” The CDC urged communities that large-scale events be cancelled or modified, such as one way lines with mask requirements and social ditancing.
Last month, Dr. Rochelle Walsky, Director at CDC, said that trick-or treating can be allowed to return to 2021 but parents should take extra precautions.
Walensky explained that while “I wouldn’t necessarily go to an overcrowded Halloween party”, he believed that it was possible to allow children to go trick-or treating in smaller groups. CNBC. “I hope that it’s possible to do that this year.”
CNN’s Fauci said that trick-or-treating was a milestone in the ongoing recovery from the pandemic.
Fauci stated, “It’s a time children love; it is an important part of their year.” “I know it was a great time for my children.”