- The government’s leading immunology expert says parents can feel safe for their children to enjoy the traditional trick-or-treating.
- Anthony Fauci said the immunization will give them an “additional degree of protection” to enjoy Halloween.
- Authorities and pharmaceutical companies are working to soon be able to vaccinate children from the age of 5.
Despite the fact that the pandemic is not over and that the delta variant of Covid-19 continues to haunt the country, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of USA’s National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, assures that this year trick-or-treating for Halloween is OK.
Given that the number of people infected with coronavirus has decreased and that more and more citizens are getting vaccinated, the government’s leading immunology expert says that parents can feel safe for their children to enjoy the traditional trick-or-treating.
Anthony Fauci assures that this year it is good to ask for sweets on Halloween
Things have changed dramatically since 2020, when the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised against ‘trick-or-treating’ families during Halloween.
On the contrary, for this October 31 the indications are different. Dr. Fauci recognized this Sunday in an interview with CNN it is a time of joy for children and advised “go out” and “enjoy it.”
Get vaccinated = Greater protection
Of course, the immunologist took the opportunity to invite people who have not yet done so to get vaccinated, as immunization will provide an “extra degree of protection” to enjoy Halloween.
For now, this invitation is aimed at people over 12 years old, as it is the age range that has been approved for vaccines against Covid-19. However, the authorities and the pharmaceutical companies are working to soon be able to care for children from the age of 5.
Covid-19 still active
While Covid-19 continues to be an existing risk, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will evaluate Pfizer’s request to authorize them to use their vaccines in children ages 5 to 11.
The meeting to submit the application for consideration is scheduled for the end of October and although it is approved, there is not a sufficient time window for the little ones to receive their doses before Halloween.
Covid-19 cases decrease
According to Fauci, the “good news” is that a downward trend in the number of registered cases of Covid-19 in the United States continues. At this time, about 95,000 new cases are reported daily in the country.
Although this is not a reason to ‘claim victory’, because on other occasions there have been rebounds and that is why it prefers to see cases fall below 10,000 per day in order to eliminate basic sanitary restrictions such as the use of masks in public places .
2020, a year of terror
2020 was a completely atypical year, the whole world dodged the harshness of a virus that little was known about. By then, the CDC advised against the traditional “trick or treat” on Halloween to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at fall celebrations.
“Many traditional Halloween activities can be of high risk of spreading viruses,” they warned and presented a series of recommendations for Halloween and other festivities such as Day of the Dead and Thanksgiving.
Enjoy the outdoors
Last year, one of the great fears was the “very crowded and enclosed spaces” parties, such as when young people visit haunted houses where there may be “lots of people gathered and shouting”, or “going for a ride on tractors or harvesters with people who do not live in the same home ”.
Although this year they have not issued an extensive guide of prohibitions, they have recommended outdoor activities and keeping your distance. Anthony Fauci assures that this year it is good to ask for sweets on Halloween.
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