Dr. Anthony Fauci Is Urging People To Avoid Large Super Bowl Parties

Washington, USA 12 4 2020 Anthony Fauci is an American physician

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Dr. Anthony Fauci is sending out a warning ahead of Super Bowl Sunday.

As has been the case before every major event or holiday, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert is urging people across the country to avoid having large gathers for Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs.

Fauci appeared on TODAY and warned that a large gather could turn into a super-spreader event for COVID-19 and a spike in cases if people are not being cautious.

“Every time we have something like this, there always is a spike, be it a holiday, Christmas, New Year’s Thanksgiving,” Fauci said. “Super Bowl is a big deal in the United States. Enjoy the game, watch it on television, but do it with the immediate members of your family, the people in your household.

“As much fun as it is to get together at a big Super Bowl party, now is not the time to do that. Watch the game and enjoy it, but do it with your family or with people in your household.”

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.

Kickoff between the Buccaneers and Chiefs is set for 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

Will you be taking Dr. Fauci’s advice?

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