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According to a spokesperson, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took guidance from its website to safely celebrate the upcoming holiday season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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A link basically gave people a . was sent on Holiday Celebration URL Which contained detailed recommendations on how Americans should celebrate the upcoming holidays with their families.

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The link now leads to the CDC homepage.

Original guidance posted by the CDC over the weekend suggested, among other considerations, that families organize virtual holiday celebrations or socially-distancing celebrations with neighbors and friends.

The CDC also recommends the idea of ​​using a window fan to keep the air as fresh as possible at an indoor party.

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“If celebrating indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors if possible. You can use a window fan in one of the open windows to blow air out of the window. Will draw fresh air through,” the CDC said.

The agency told Granthshala TV stations in an email Tuesday that the guidance was “outdated.”

“The guidance on that page was the old holiday guidance. The page had a technical update on Friday, but does not reflect CDC’s guidance ahead of this upcoming holiday season,” the spokesperson wrote.

Recommendations withdrawn after Dr. Anthony Faucik sought to clarify the remarks on Monday He said over the weekend that it was “too soon” for families to consider gathering in person to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

Appearing on CNN, Fauci said commentary He took CBS’s “Face the Nation” “completely out of context” and that he never intended to convey that people can’t spend Christmas with their families.

On Sunday’s show, when Fauci was asked by CBS anchor Margaret Brenna whether people should gather over the holidays, Fauci said, “It’s too early to tell.”

“We have to focus on continuing to bring down those numbers and not try to go ahead for weeks or months and say what we’re going to do at a particular time,” Fauci previously said.

Fauci later told CNN that the comments were taken out of context.

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“I also said something over the weekend that was taken completely out of context. I was asked what we can predict for this winter, like December and Christmas,” Fauci told CNN on Monday. “I said we don’t know because we’ve seen slopes that went down and then came back.”

Fauci said, “I will spend Christmas with my family. I encourage people, especially vaccinated people, who are safe, to have a nice, normal Christmas with their families.” “The way all the other hype goes around, you say something about a milestone at a time, and it’s misunderstood that I’m saying you can’t spend family Christmas time.” , which is bullshit. You can.”

Currently, the CDC is recommending that anyone who intends to travel at any time be vaccinated. For people who have not been vaccinated, the CDC recommends wearing a face mask for COVID-19 for up to a week before departure.

The CDC states on its own, “If you have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months, you do not need to be tested or self-quarantine.” Website.

Granthshala News contributed to this story.