Over the course of the last year, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, has become the country’s go-to expert on everything COVID-19 related. Now that he has been vaccinated and cases are on the decline, you might be wondering what he is still doing in order to protect himself from the virus. During an interview with Washington, DC’s NBC station, Dr. Fauci revealed all of his current tactics. Read on to find out what they are—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.
Dr. Fauci Avoids Indoor Dining
Dr. Fauci is still avoiding indoor dining. “I still do not do dining,” he revealed. “I still do take out. I do a lot of takeout. I deliberately do take out because I want to continue to support the restaurants in my neighborhood that I would normally go to. We could cook at home every night, but we just go out deliberately to get takeout at least a few times a week.”
Dr. Fauci Does Not Exercise in the Gym
While Dr. Fauci avoids exercising in a group setting, he does make sure to keep moving. “Every day with a few exceptions, [I] go for a three to four mile walk with my wife. On the weekend I'll go to pretty places.” He also revealed that he keeps track of his time, and usually goes “three and a half, four miles.”
Dr. Fauci Says No to Flying in a Plane or Traveling By Train
In case you were curious if Dr. Fauci is doing his share of traveling, he isn’t. “No, no, not yet for a number of reasons,” he revealed. One of the main ones? Even though his is vaccinated, he is “still at a pretty high risk” due to his age.
Dr. Fauci is Extremely Careful About Inviting People Into His Home
Dr. Fauci invites very few guests into his home. “I’m still keeping what happens in my home, very restricted to my wife and I,” he revealed. “If we have someone in the house that would be a non-occupant of the house, it's somebody that we know has either been vaccinated or tests themselves very, very frequently. So we're still very careful.”
Dr. Fauci Says Maybe Don’t Plan a Summer Vacation
Dr. Fauci is still hesitant to recommend planning a summer vacation, explaining that things aren’t going to just go back to normal immediately. “It's not going to be like a light switch that you turn on and off where you're really locked in,” he pointed out. “Everybody's doing their distancing masking, avoiding congregate settings, you know, outdoor dining, no indoor, no sports and things like that.” Instead, it will be a “gradual” process.
Dr. Fauci Said There’s No Going to the Movies For Him
Dr. Fauci won’t be sitting in the theaters for summer blockbusters. “I would think by the time we get to the fall, where if we do get that umbrella of herd immunity for people that we really will be approaching normal, that people will be able to dine in doors to go to the theaters, go to movies, go to indoor sports and things like that,” he revealed.
Dr. Fauci Only Goes Grocery Shopping at Non-Peak Hours
Dr. Fauci also revealed that he limits grocery shopping to non-peak hours, to avoid the crowds. That means super early mornings or very late at night.
Protect Yourself and Others
So follow Fauci’s fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—wear a face mask that fits snugly and is double layered, don’t travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.