Dr. Anthony Fauci assured readers and children that Santa Clause is “immune to COVID-19.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci told USA Today., “Santa is exempt from this because Santa, of all the good qualities, has a lot of good innate immunity.”
Above: Even The Child was anxious.
“Santa is not going to be spreading any infections to anybody,” Fauci said.
Thankfully, Santa’s little helpers have been busy warding off the virus in the North Pole, according to Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “I hear the ventilation in Santa’s workshop is not the best, and opening windows in North Pole winters problematic,” Hotez told USA Today. “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.”
With millions of Americans already sick with COVID-19, children have been worried about Santa, especially this Christmas Eve when he visits millions of homes. And there’s no denying that Santa, because he is older and overweight, would at first glance appear to be at higher risk of developing severe disease from COVID-19.