Fauci Says to Reject Unvaccinated Family Members from Christmas Gatherings: ‘I Would Say: I’m Very Sorry, But Not This Time’

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Dr. Fauci, who still serves as Joe Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor, appeared on the left-wing network MSNBC with a new alarming message to Americans.

Host Alicia Menendez asked, “If someone in your family is not vaccinated, should you ask them not to show up?”

Fauci immediately responded, “Yes, I would do that.”

“I think we’re dealing with a serious enough situation right now that if there’s an unvaccinated person, I would say, ‘I’m very sorry, but not this time, maybe another time when this is all over,'” Fauci said.

MSNBC’s Menendez said, “Dr. Fauci, you know very well, there are people deciding whether they’re going to get on planes to be with their families for the holidays. What is your advice?”

Fauci said, “Certainly any kind of travel increases the risk. If you are careful and prudent, and the travel you feel is important, necessary travel, like seeing a member of the family that you have not seen for a long time if you are vaccinated and boosted, and the people that you are visiting are vaccinated and boosted.”

“You can get on a plane and travel, so long as you’re very prudent at the airport of wearing a mask,” he added.

Fauci also recently criticized vaccinated Americans for not doing enough. Appearing on CNN, Fauci said, “Well, we got to do better,” adding that vaccinated Americans still need to be wearing masks and taking coronavirus tests.

“We have got to realize that it is more than just getting the vaccination,” he said. “Vaccination is an absolutely essential part of this process. But there are other things. And that’s the reason why we stress the idea about masking and testing,” he said.

“Even though they are vaccinated and boosted, they may want to go that extra step, that extra mile to know that, when we have people coming into the home, where they are going someplace, that you can know in 15 minutes whether or not you’re positive,” Fauci said.

“People think that vaccine is the answer to everything,” Fauci said.

“We can do a lot more with other things, and testing, for example, both yourself and your family when you’re getting ready to do something, go out into the community, or when you’re going to have people over your own house,” he said.

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“With Omicron that we’re dealing with, it is going to be a tough few weeks to months as we get deeper into the winter,” he added.

Fauci emphasized that wear masks and testing is “part of the president’s winter plan.”

Even if the 50 million remaining Americans who are eligible for vaccination receive the drug, Fauci admits things wouldn’t end there. Masking and testing, he added, is still crucial.

The Biden White House recently issued an excessively dark and overblown warning to unvaccinated Americans. “For the unvaccinated, you’re looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm,” Biden claims.

Biden added, “If you’re vaccinated, and you have your booster shot, you’re protected from severe illness and death.” This dramatic warning comes has cases of the omicron variant have surfaced in the U.S.

Biden said, “Omicron has not yet spread as fast as it would have otherwise done. But it’s here now, and it’s spreading, and it’s going to increase.”

“We are looking at a winter of severe illness and death for the unvaccinated – for themselves, their families and the hospitals they’ll soon overwhelm,” he said. Biden told vaccinated Americans that “you’ve done the right thing and we will get through this.”

“We are intent on not letting omicron disrupt work and school for the vaccinated,” he added.

Critics immediately slammed Biden’s comment.

One person responded, “Unvaccinated Americans are not going to be persuaded by messaging like this.”

“Grim Reaper In White House,” another person said.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said, “President Biden’s warning of a ‘winter of severe illness and death’ makes President Jimmy Carter’s ‘malaise’ speech urging Americans to lower expectations seem a cheerful upper by contrast.”

“How do Democrats run as the party of ‘severe illness and death’? This is madness,” Gingrich added.