On Monday on CNN, Fauci said his comments were “misinterpreted.”
“The best way to assure that we’ll be in good shape as we get into the winter would be to get more and more people vaccinated,” he told CNN. “That was misinterpreted as my saying we can’t spend Christmas with our families, which was absolutely not the case. I will be spending Christmas with my family, I encourage people, particularly the vaccinated people who are protected, to have a good, normal Christmas with your family.”
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story was based on the guidance incorrectly posted by the CDC.