For two years now, Americans have been dealing with a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. We’ve drastically adjusted our way of life on account of COVID-19, and, according to some health experts, we’ve made incredible strides in our fight to eradicate the threat of the virus.
Of course, there are some who continue to offer nothing but doom and gloom on the subject, including Dr. Anthony Fauci and the CDC, the latter of whom has now released their holiday virus guide to a great deal of head-scratching.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released recommendations Saturday for the upcoming holiday season, including the idea of using a window fan to keep air at an indoor party as fresh as possible.
The CDC appears to be suggesting that circulating air indoors can ward off the airborne coronavirus, or at least reduce its chances of spreading during home gatherings.
“If celebrating indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible,” its holiday celebrations guidance states. “You can use a window fan in one of the open windows to blow air out of the window. This will pull fresh air in through the other open windows.”
But then, in almost the same breath.
It recommends getting together only with members of a household, meeting remote family and friends virtually or, if necessary, “Have an outdoor celebration with everyone at least 6 feet apart.”
The news comes as over half of the nation is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and as case numbers continue to decline at a fairly steep rate.
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