Dr. Fauci says Santa Claus is ‘immune’ to COVID-19 and children shouldn't worry about him spreading it

 Santa Claus won't have any worries dropping off presents this Christmas season because he's immune to the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.

'Santa is exempt from this because Santa, of all the good qualities, has a lot of good innate immunity,' Fauci, infectious disease expert and member of the White House coronavirus task force, told USA Today.   

With the US inundated by more than 11million confirmed coronavirus cases and 252,000 deaths, children worried that Santa Claus' typical Christmas Eve ride could leave him exposed as he visits millions of homes. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci (pictured) revealed that Santa Claus is 'immune' to COVID-19 and won't face problems on his Christmas Eve journey this year

Dr. Anthony Fauci (pictured) revealed that Santa Claus is 'immune' to COVID-19 and won't face problems on his Christmas Eve journey this year 

Sydney Poulos, 8, gives Santa a fist bump through a transparent barrier at a Bass Pro Shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut, this holiday season

Sydney Poulos, 8, gives Santa a fist bump through a transparent barrier at a Bass Pro Shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut, this holiday season

'Santa is not going to be spreading any infections to anybody,' Dr. Fauci told USA Today. 

But Santa Claus has already taken precautions by offering Zoom calls to families and limiting his appearances at nationwide malls.

Recently, it was revealed some shopping centers will use a sheet of plexiglass to separate Santa Claus from excited children to promote social distancing. 

Health experts have warned Americans against the 'twindemic,' or the intersection of the coronavirus pandemic and flu season. 


Many experts, including Fauci, have urged people to get flu vaccines this year to avoid compounding illnesses and an overworked healthcare system.

'It is a serious disease; it is not trivial. Let’s do what we can with the tools that we have, and we have a good tool in an influenza vaccine,' he told Healthline  in October.  

Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, told USA Today that he hoped Santa received a coronavirus vaccine when they become available.

A man dressed as Santa Claus sitting behind a plexiglass barrier due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic speaks with a boy and girl at the Willow Grove Park Mall in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

A man dressed as Santa Claus sitting behind a plexiglass barrier due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic speaks with a boy and girl at the Willow Grove Park Mall in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

'I hear the ventilation in Santa’s workshop is not the best, and opening windows in North Pole winters problematic,' said Hotez.

'The good news is that mask compliance there is pretty good, and the elves are committed to social distancing. Mrs. Claus has implemented a program of regular testing and the reindeers now lead contact tracing,'

On Friday, Pfizer Inc. announced it will apply for emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine with the Food and Drug Administration.

The application to the FDA comes just days after Pfizer and German partner BioNTech SE reported final trial results that showed the vaccine was 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 with no major safety concerns.

The companies expect the FDA to grant emergency use by mid-December and said they will begin shipping doses almost immediately.

Officials have said they hope to have about 20 million of Pfizer's vaccine doses, which is enough to vaccinate 10 million Americans, by the end of the year. 

Pfizer Inc will apply for emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine with the Food and Drug Administration today - a major step toward providing protection against the coronavirus for pandemic-weary Americans

Pfizer Inc will apply for emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine with the Food and Drug Administration today - a major step toward providing protection against the coronavirus for pandemic-weary Americans

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