Via USA Today:
Santa Claus is coming to town. And he’s not bringing COVID-19.
At least, that’s the word from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert.
“Santa is exempt from this because Santa, of all the good qualities, has a lot of good innate immunity,” Fauci told USA TODAY this week.
It should come as no surprise. As children already know, Santa is superhuman. He flies around the world in one night, delivers millions of toys and eats his weight in cookies.
But with millions of Americans already sick with COVID-19, children have been worried about Santa, especially this Christmas Eve when he visits millions of homes. And there’s no denying that Santa, because he is older and overweight, would at first glance appear to be at higher risk of developing severe disease from COVID-19.
Fauci is telling kids not to worry, though. “Santa is not going to be spreading any infections to anybody,” he said.
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