According to my husband, Columbia University Professor Emeritus, Dr. David Figurski, Santa is immune from Covid-19. He heard that great news from Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
I am so relieved to know that Christmas is not canceled. I will be peering through the night sky to catch a glimpse of Santa and his eight reindeer tonight. For all you kids and kids-at-heart like me, you can follow his progress around the world on NORAD Santa Tracker. He’s already begun his journey and in now in Africa. He’s heading towards Angola.
I’ve shared David’s post from survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com below.
COVID-19: Dr. Fauci: Don't Worry – Santa Claus is Immune to COVID-19
(Disclaimer: The World Health Organization <WHO> has officially named the new coronavirus as SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes as COVID-19. Because the majority of people, including much of the press, commonly refer to the virus as “COVID-19,” to avoid confusion, I use COVID-19 as the name of the virus in this post.)
Children and parents don’t have to worry that the pandemic will ruin Christmas.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has stated (video) that Santa has excellent innate immunity. (Innate immunity is the body’s first line of defense against viruses. Specific neutralizing antibodies develop a couple of days later.)
Santa’s immunity is so good that he can’t get infected by COVID-19 and, consequently, he can’t spread the virus. In fact, he doesn’t need a vaccine. All the elves and Mrs. Claus are staying safe by wearing masks and practicing social distancing. It also turns out that the cells of Santa’s reindeer don’t make the receptor for the virus, so the reindeer can’t be infected.
For those who are concerned about receiving gifts on Christmas morning, the good news is that Santa and his reindeer will make their usual Christmas eve worldwide trip.
Have a happy and safe holiday.
See you soon.
Donna - author of Prisoners without Bars: A Caregiver’s Tale
I am the author of Prisoners without Bars: A Caregiver's Tale. It's the true story of how my husband almost left me--three times.