Santa has ‘innate immunity’ from COVID-19, Fauci tells kids

No need to fear the Jolly Ol’ Elf will bring the coronavirus or its variants into your house

Dr. Anthony Fauci Says Santa Claus Is ‘Immune’ to COVID-19.Dr. Anthony Fauci has reassured childreneverywhere that Santa Claus won’t be spreadinganything but holiday cheer this year. .Santa is not going to be spreadingany infections to anybody, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via ‘USA Today’.According to the infectious disease expert,Santa has an “innate immunity” to COVID-19. .He explained his logic in an interview with ‘USA Today,’saying Santa’s “good qualities” protect him. .Santa is exempt from this becauseSanta, of all the good qualities, hasa lot of good innate immunity, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via ‘USA Today’.Immunity aside, Santa Claus is still takingproper precautions against COVID-19.Dr. Gina Song, a pediatrician at Northwestern MedicineDelnor Hospital, said that Santa is making fewer in-personappearances this year and practicing social distancing.Santa does not want the kids to line upwaiting to see him because he doesn'twant to spread germs. Santa gets sadif the kids or their families are sick, Dr. Gina Song, via ‘USA Today’.Dr. Greg Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic'sVaccine Research Group, also said that the elvesat the North Pole are also staying safe.Let's do the same thing that Santa and theelves are doing. We stay home if we’re notfeeling well. When we go outside of thehome, we wear a mask and wash our hands, Dr. Greg Poland, via ‘USA Today’

He can eat lots of cookies and still fit down a chimney. He can deliver gifts around the world in a single night. And he’s immune to the coronavirus.

“Santa is exempt from this because Santa, of all the good qualities, has a lot of good innate immunity,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert. told USA Today recently. “Santa is not going to be spreading any infections to anybody.”

The news organization noted Santa has been taking coronavirus precautions, too. “I took a trip up there to the North Pole,” Fauci said during a 2020 “Sesame Street” town hall with CNN when the concern arose. “I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I measured his level of immunity, and he is good to go. ... Santa Claus is good to go.”

Santa might be immune from the coronavirus, said Dr. Greg Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, but the elves at the North Pole aren’t. Poland told USA Today there had been two infections among the elves, but “none of them serious.”

“It was a good reminder to the elves about wearing the mask properly. They now do that. It’s mandatory in the North Pole,” Poland said.

“Let’s do the same thing that Santa and the elves are doing. We stay home if we’re not feeling well. When we go outside of the home, we wear a mask and wash our hands,” he said.