Santa is cleared for takeoff!
Dr. Anthony Fauci gave some of his most welcome advice yet to kids worried about Santa Claus being unable to travel for Christmas while the coronavirus is still spreading.
“Santa Claus is good to go!” the nation’s top infectious disease specialist said during an appearance on CNN’s “Sesame Street ABC’s of COVID-19 Town Hall.”
The program featured worried questions from some Muppets, including Elmo, and children asking how Santa would be able to deliver presents during the pandemic.
“What if he can’t go to anyone’s house or near his reindeer?” asked one tot.
“How did Santa get the vaccine and is it safe him to go into the house?” asked another
With a big smile, Fauci gave an answer designed to please.
“I have to say I took care of that for you, because I was worried that you’d all be upset,” the Brooklyn native said. “So what I did a little while ago, I took a trip up there to the North Pole. I went there, and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself.”
Anthony FauciPool/Abaca/Sipa USA
“I measured his level of immunity and he is good to go,” Fauci added. “He can come down the chimney, he can leave the presents, and you have nothing to worry about.”