Dr. Anthony Fauci warns against Super Bowl parties

Jan 31, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; A general view of signage for Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a warning against attending Super Bowl parties, appearing on the “Today” show Wednesday to implore Americans to watch Sunday’s game at home.

“Enjoy the game, watch it on television, but do it with the immediate members of your family, the people of your household,” Fauci said on NBC’s morning program.

“Every time we do have something like this, there always is a spike — be it a holiday, Christmas, New Year’s, Thanksgiving … Super Bowl is a big deal in the United States,” said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “As much fun as it is to get together at a big Super Bowl party, now is not the time to do that.”

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Fauci’s comments echo the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The safest way to celebrate events is at home with the people who live with you,” the CDC said.

The NFL has capped attendance in Tampa for Sunday’s Super Bowl LV at 22,000 to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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–Field Level Media