CNN Medical Analyst On Christmas: ‘We Just Can’t Do It This Year’

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Since progressives feel the need to ruin anything that is awesome, they have already started telling the nation not to celebrate one of the biggest holidays of the year. A CNN medical analyst recently appeared on the network to lecture its audience on handling this holiday season.

Dr. Jonathan Reiner on Saturday appeared on the network to announce that Americans can’t do Christmas in 2020 because the ‘rona will kill us all. He explained:

“So the next big holiday is obviously the Christmas, New Year’s holiday where people tend to travel, want to travel, want to be with family, but we just can’t do it this year. We’re going to cause needless deaths and particularly that’s among people we really care about, you know, our most vulnerable, our grandparents, our parents, our neighbors.”

Reiner insisted that Americans must sacrifice spending time with family during the holiday season to ensure safety. “We can’t travel this year. We need to stay home. This is a sacrifice that Americans can make and we should be making it for each other. Stay home, mask up, we’ll have a great series of holidays next year. We’ll really have something to celebrate next year,” he said.

But Reiner didn’t only have advice for Christmas. He also had words for people who celebrated Thanksgiving like regular folks. He stated that these people should quarantine themselves. He said:

“They should be quarantining for probably seven to 10 days and then getting tested. That’s what they should do. If they just go back to what they were doing — going back to work, they are going to spread the virus. So much of this virus is spread by asymptomatic folks. So stay home for more than a week, get tested, then go back to work.”

Reiner isn’t the only medical professional telling people not to celebrate Christmas with their families. Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of President Trump’s coronavirus task force, gave similar advice in an appearance on CBS’ “Face The Nation,” saying that anyone who traveled during the holiday should “assume” that they had been infected. 

“We know people may have made mistakes over the Thanksgiving time period,” she said. “If you’re young and you gathered, you need to be tested about five to 10 days later. But you need to assume that you’re infected and not go near your grandparents and aunts and others without a mask.”

The effort to convince Americans to forego celebrating Christmas is likely to increase in December, when people are making preparations to host friends and family. Democratic governors are likely already considering Christmas restrictions to put the power of the government behind their advice. 

So what does this mean? It means we better get ready for the battle over Christmas. Are you excited yet? 

 

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