Santa Claus is being given to handle his normal duties this year and he’ll be handing out presents to all of the boys and girls who were good. CNN even hosted a town hall that was designed to assuage the fears of children. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Anchor Erica Hill, and Big Bird were on hand.
Of course, Dr. Fauci was there as well.
Those who decided to watch this train wreck were given quite the treat. We would like to start by saying that we do not enjoy watching children get dragged into the political arena. When they are being used to make various political statements, this is less than ideal. They should be allowed to enjoy the innocence of youth without having to endure these issues.
Today’s young people already spend so much of their time in the hands of various liberal educators as it is. When liberal news networks join forces with popular children’s entertainers to create this sort of town hall, all sorts of eyebrows are raised. Dr. Fauci was also on hand to answer questions that had been (allegedly) written by the little ones. We have our doubts on that part of it but that’s another story for another time.
Even Newsweek was in on the silliness. “Introduced by Sesame Street’s Elmo, children asked Fauci hard-hitting questions, including how did Kris Kringle get the vaccine and how can he safely deliver presents to kids who have been good all year long. “Will Santa still be able to visit me in coronavirus this season? What if he can’t go to anyone’s house or near his reindeer?” one child said.
Santa Claus will be coming to town this year, Dr. Anthony Fauci says.
“I took care of that for you,” he says. “…I took a trip up there to the North Pole; I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I measured his level of immunity, and he is good to go.” #CNNSesameStreet pic.twitter.com/CNJ520XTew
— CNN (@CNN) December 19, 2020
With a smile, Fauci said he himself had vaccinated Saint Nick, who would still be able to make his annual visit down the chimney,” they reported with a straight face.
Fauci even went on to say that he was responsible for vaccinating Santa Claus himself. “Well, I have to say I took care of that for you, because I was worried that you’d all be upset. What I did a little while ago, I took a trip up there to the North Pole. I went there, and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I measured his level of immunity, and he is good to go,” he said.
“He can come down the chimney. He can leave the presents…you have nothing to worry about. Santa Claus is good to go,” he continued. Fauci was there to have all sorts of good-natured exchanges with the children and from that angle, this town hall did not disappoint.
Some of the questions that were asked were heartbreaking to listen to, however.
Children simply want to know when they can hug their grandparents again, without having to be worried about the spread of a deadly virus. Our hearts went out to the little ones who are clearly bummed about not being able to spend Christmas with extended family.
“I think if you’re in the immediate household… and it’s not someone who’s maybe coming in and traveling … yeah you can give them hugs,” Fauci told a boy who asked about the feasibility of hugging.
Fauci has been speaking out about family gatherings since before Thanksgiving. “I’m not saying that everyone should cancel the family gathering, I’m saying that people will need to make individual choices,” Fauci told host Bill Hemmer at the time. “When you talking about having a congregate setting for dinner, [I’m saying] not cancel the family aspect.
“You have some Christmas dinners [where] people bring friends and others in who travel from different parts of the country. You could have 15, 20 people at a dinner,” Fauci added. “That’s really somewhat risky. You can do a modified version of that.
“You don’t have to cancel things, you can still spend time with your family. I’m just asking people to be careful when it comes to travel that may not be necessary, travel that you can avoid, and when you get together, try to make some limitation to it.” That’s great to know. We’ll pass that along to the kiddos!