Children fearing a Santa Claus trip around the world could be hindered by COVID-19 can rest much easier tonight. Christmas will go on as scheduled as the Jolly one makes his final preparations for the big day is a little over a month away.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading expert on infectious diseases, says Santa is safe from catching the coronavirus. Fauci tells USA Today that Santa Claus has an “innate immunity” to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Santa is exempt from this because Santa, of all the good qualities, has a lot of good innate immunity,” the doctor says. “He is not going to be spreading any infections to anybody.”
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
It comes as no surprise to those with the Christmas spirit that Santa Claus has a natural resistance to the coronavirus. Anyone who make a trip all the way around the world and drop off toys for millions of children obviously has super powers.
At first glance it may appear that Ol’ Saint Nick would be at a high risk for having coronavirus complications. He is a little long in the tooth and overweight and surrounded by his elves most everyday. He also spends most of his time in the North Pole where the temperature rarely, if ever, gets above freezing. Nevertheless, Dr. Fauci says Santa has a clean bill of health and is ready for his big night.
So go ahead and set out those cookies and a glass of milk for Santa and be sure to leave some carrots for the reindeer.
While Christmas is right on schedule as a full go later this year, Fauci and other medical professionals are urging caution during the holiday season. The doctor says families should take a risk-benefit assessment when planning their get-togethers this year. He says these assessments should heavily consider not traveling during these holidays and keeping a limit on how many people attend the event.