Dr. Anthony Fauci Gives Advice On Super Bowl Parties
The Super Bowl is here and people are excited! If this year is anything like it’s been in years past, millions of people will tune in to watch the game (or the halftime show…or the commercials).
Of course, last year was like any other year where people had parties and sports restaurants were opened up to host large groups of people where people could watch the game.
This year, Super Bowl parties may look a little different.
At least Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director, thinks they should.
When asked on Good Morning America by George Stephanopoulos: “So no Super Bowl parties?”
Dr. Fauci responded by saying: “Absolutely not.”
But, he also encouraged people to enjoy watching the Super Bowl with your family at your house.
“Watch the Super Bowl on TV,” Dr. Fauci said on GMA. “Enjoy it. Have a party in your house with your family, with the people who are there. But the one thing you don’t want to do, don’t want to be somebody that’s putting a damper on anything, but you don’t want parties with people that you haven’t had much contact with. You just don’t know if they’re infected. So, as difficult as that is, at least this time around, just lay low and cool it.”
Dr. Fauci also addressed and recommended safety measures for fans in the stands at the actual Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, home to the Bucs, in Tampa.
According to NPR: “The venue is set to be filled at about one-third of its capacity…when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face off against the Kansas City Chiefs. The NFL has invited some 7,500 vaccinated health care workers to attend the game, alongside about 14,500 fans”.
“I believe that they’re trying to keep people separated enough in the stands wearing masks so they don’t have that proximity,” Dr. Fauci said on GMA. “If you abide by the four of five things that you (Stephanopoulos) and I have been talking about for a long time, continually wearing a mask, universally wearing a mask, physical distance, avoid congregate settings. And if you’re outdoors and you’re several feet apart, six, seven, eight, ten feet, you could be okay. As long as people abide by that and don’t slip.”
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