WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Surging coronavirus cases in many areas of the United States may make it unwise to hold large family gatherings at Thanksgiving this year, particularly if elderly relatives or out-of-state travel are involved, Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, told “CBS Evening News” on Wednesday.

“You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering, unless you’re pretty certain that the people that you’re dealing with are not infected,” Fauci said, adding that his own three children will not be coming home for Thanksgiving because his age puts him at elevated risk.

It is estimated that 46 million turkeys are slaughtered each year during Thanksgiving, thanks to the age-old tradition of family dinners in which these birds are the main feature.

Each year, White House tradition also “pardons” a turkey or two, saving them from being killed.

Thanks to Covid-19 and Fauci’s advice to Americans, 46 million turkeys will have a well-deserved lease on life this year!

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