CDC Director on Kids Trick-or-Treating

The pandemic is still here. It has still not gone away from our life, so we need to be wary about it. Moreover, there had been a constant rise in the number of cases again. Therefore it is necessary that people take precautions and do not make any rash decisions that will aggravate the situation, which is already not very good.

Halloween is just around the corner, and everyone is very much happy with this fact right now. Especially the kids are excited because with Halloween comes the best way for kids to ask for candies and go for trick-or-treating.

CDC Director on Kids Trick-or-Treating
Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control.

This had been done for a significant period of life, and this is a problem right now. The CDC director had made a comment on this and talked about whether kids should go trick or treating this year or not.

She said that kids might be able to trick or treating this year, but it is still preferable if they try to keep inside the house. This will ensure that there are no chances of transmission of the virus, at least for the time being when kids’ vaccine shots have not yet been finalized and approved by the FDA.

The CDC director did make sure to tell the parents exclusively that they should prevent their kids from going to a crowded party on Halloween. Avoiding crowds should be the main aim. It does not require a person to go to a Halloween party that is crowded in order to have fun. The government is moreover asking people to not have such crowded parties too.

Even though Pfizer had said that a smaller dose than the current dose of vaccine should be suitable for children. However, they have not received the FDA approval yet, so it is not yet possible to vaccinate the little kids between the age of 1 to 11.

Hopefully, people will understand the severity of the situation and the danger of the rising number of cases. There had been some awareness being spread. We will hope for the best out of this situation.