The government’s top infectious disease specialist says families can safely go out or be treated for Halloween this year as COVID-19 cases are declining in the United States, especially those For those who have been vaccinated.
Dr. Anthony Fuchs told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that this is an important time of year for children, so “go there” and “enjoy it.”
He added that those wishing to enjoy Halloween on October 31 should consider getting shots of this “extra protection” if there is no vaccine.
The COVID-19 vaccine has so far been approved for people 12 years of age and older. The Food and Drug Administration will consider Pfizer’s request in late October to allow emergency use of the vaccine for children aged 5 to 11.
Nationwide, there are approximately 95,000 new COVID-19 cases per day. Foucault called the downward trend “good news” but warned against announcing a premature victory because cases have returned in the past.
He said he would like to see less than 10,000 left in a day before the Cove 19 epidemic ban is lifted, such as wearing masks indoors in public places.