Dr. Anthony Fauci was beneath hearth on Sunday for suggesting Americans may need to spend Christmas alone in 2021.

On CBS’s “Face The Nation,” Fauci spoke with anchor Margaret Brennan concerning the standing of the coronavirus pandemic and what’s anticipated within the months to come back. Specifically, Brennan puzzled if households can collect for Christmas. 

“We can gather for Christmas, or it’s just too soon to tell?” Brennan requested.

Fauci responded it was “too soon to tell” if folks may collect in teams by Christmas this yr.


“It is just too soon to tell,” Fauci mentioned. “We have to concentrate on continuing to get those numbers down and not try to jump ahead by weeks or months and say what we’re going to do at a particular time.”

Critics slammed Fauci for suggesting that households ought to spend Christmas aside. 

“Dr. Fauci said today it’s too soon to know whether people will be able to gather for Christmas. Insanity. Who in the world is still listening to this dude?” OutKick founder Clay Travis wrote. 

Contributing editor for The Spectator Stephen Miller tweeted “Has Fauci weighed in at all on the indoor maskless award shows? If not why not?”

“It’s bad enough that Fauci says these ridiculous things, but it’s worse that journos keep framing questions to him as if he has any say over whether we get together for Christmas,” Washington Free Beacon reporter Chuck Ross wrote 

Some Republican lawmakers additionally criticized Fauci like New York Rep. Claudia Tenney who mentioned Americans are going to have fun Christmas, no matter what Fauci or President Biden say. 

Dr. Fauci, who serves because the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has made a number of predictions of when issues can return to regular. In December 2020, he beforehand confronted backlash for suggesting that Christmas can’t be “business as usual” however predicted that holidays ought to be regular by 2021.

“It is highly likely that with vaccines being distributed, that we will be back to normal by next Christmas,” Fauci mentioned final yr. 

Fauci additionally used his look on “Face The Nation” to emphasise the necessity to get folks vaccinated and receiving booster photographs if applicable.

“Let’s focus like a laser on continuing to get those cases down. We can do it by people getting vaccinated. Also, in a situation where boosters are appropriate, to get people boostered because we know that they could help greatly in diminishing infection and diminishing advanced disease, the kinds of data now accumulating in real time,” he mentioned.