WASHINGTON | Santa is good for the service and will be able to safely deliver gifts to well-behaved children after Anthony Fauci, the “COVID-19 mister” of the White House, went to the North Pole to vaccinate him against the coronavirus.
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Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and scientific face of the pandemic in the United States, Anthony Fauci said on Saturday that he had personally vaccinated the old man with the white beard.
“I took care of this for you because I was afraid you were upset,” he said, answering questions from worried children on a TV show aimed at families who wanted to know if the Santa could safely enter homes on December 25.
“I made the trip to the North Pole, I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I’ve measured his immunity level and he’s good to go, ”said the immunologist.
“He can go down the chimney, he can leave the gifts … you have nothing to fear,” he said.
The good news from Dr Fauci comes as many countries around the world are experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases, including England and Italy who have decided to toughen restriction measures as the holiday season approaches.