Fauci warns Thanksgiving gatherings may need to be ‘sacrificed’ amid COVID uptick

Dr. Anthony Fauci practices what he preaches.

During an interview with CBS News Wednesday, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said Americans should scrap most Thanksgiving gatherings this year.

"I think given the fluid and dynamic nature of what's going on right now in the spread and the uptick of infections, I think people should be very careful and prudent about social gatherings, particularly when members of the family might be at a risk because of their age or their underlying condition," Fauci told Norah O’Donnell.

"You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering unless you're pretty certain that the people that you're dealing with are not infected," he said.