The leading experts in infectious disease control are suggesting Americans skip Super Bowl parties this year, and try not to drink as much as possible!
As you know, we are suffering from multiple faster-spreading mutations of COVID-19 and the Center for Disease Control and Dr. Anthouny Fauci is urging everyone to “just lay low and cool it” to avoid further spread of the disease.
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It should be noted, as the teams prepare to take the field during Super Bowl Sunday, the U.S. is still seeing an average of 140,000 new COVID-19 cases every day — and around 3,000 deaths.
“You don’t want parties with people that you haven’t had much contact with,” Dr. Fauci said on ‘Today.’ Adding, “You just don’t know if they’re infected, so, as difficult as that is, at least this time around, just lay low and cool it.”
The CDC also released guidelines for safe viewing of the big game, some of which seem far fetched if you are going somewhere to see it.
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To start, the CDC recommends ‘virtual events’ with people decorating in their favorite team’s colors and making food and snacks for only people in their immediate household. As for friends, the CDC says you can share recipes and start group text chains to “chat about the game while watching.”
Obviously, if you decided to gather with other people to watch the big game, they suggest social distances and watching the game outdoors, and using a projector screen to watch the game.
Now, for the drinking part…See Below.
The CDC is recommending Super Bowl viewers limit the drinking during the big game because people tend to forget COVID-19 protocols and safety measures while consuming alcohol. It’s not a bad point. Plus, they are suggesting people swap ‘chanting or cheering’ which spreads ‘respiratory droplets’, and try ‘stomping, clapping, or noisemakers’ instead.
If you do venture out, the CDC recommends you “minimize the time you spend in the restaurant, bar, or concession area. The longer you stay, the more you increase your risk.”