Santa Claus is Apparently Immune From COVID-19

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We finally have some good news for the holidays.

While the CDC and local governments are discouraging families from gathering for Thanksgiving, one tradition that won’t be going anywhere is… Santa Claus?

According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Santa is immune from COVID-19 and will not be spreading it while making his annual deliveries across the globe.

“Santa is exempt from this because Santa, of all the good qualities, has a lot of good innate immunity,” Fauci told USA TODAY.

“Santa is not going to be spreading any infections to anybody.”

Do the reindeer have herd immunity, though?

The 74-year-old Fauci has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 and one of the most respected voices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Fauci, who has advised six presidents, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2008.

The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.

While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 11.8 million confirmed cases and 252,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.

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