Dr. Anthony Fauci walked back his statements about Christmas gatherings after massive backlash on social media.
Fauci went viral over the weekend for saying it’s “too soon” to consider gathering with your family for Christmas.
The Covid-19 adviser to the White House clarified that his comments were “misinterpreted” and “taken completely out of context.”
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In an appearance on Face the Nation on Sunday, Fauci told host Margaret Brennan that “It’s too soon to tell” if Americans can celebrate Christmas.
Instead of celebrating holidays, he said the country should focus on getting Covid-19 “cases” down.
Following the uproar, Fauci told CNN on Monday, “I will be spending Christmas with my family.”
“I encourage people, particularly the vaccinated people who are protected, to have a good, normal Christmas with your family. But … the way all of the other disinformation goes around, you say something talking about a landmark of a time, and it gets misinterpreted that I’m saying you can’t spend family Christmas time, which is nonsense. You can.”
Fauci’s latest flip-flopping has generated more memes on social media.