What is it with Democrats and Thanksgiving? When Barack Obama was president, he urged Americans to argue over the holiday rather than eat, drink, and be merry. Now with another Thanksgiving approaching, the Left is offering up all sorts of fresh ideas for making the holiday joyless.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is reminding Golden Staters to keep their masks on in between bites so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19. He doesn’t specify whether your mask should be on or off during chewing, though chewing with the mask on could lead to problems.
What else can you do to feel safe over Thanksgiving? Limit the size of your holiday get-together to ten table. If you’ve got a family larger than that, that’s your problem.
And, above all else, don’t forget to keep the music levels down to discourage your guests from breaking into song.
That advice comes from Dr. William Schaffner (beam him up, Scotty), a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Preventive Medicine, and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University. He was a guest on CNN, where he also advised traveling to your Thanksgiving destination by car, rather than by commercial transportation:
Traveling by car is much less risky, because you have total control of the environment. You can get takeout food, run into the restroom, do a lot of good hand hygiene, use a wipe on that gasoline pump and you can control that environment. But if you’re traveling by air or bus or train, you’re subject to whatever everybody else around you is doing. They may not be masked. They’re getting awfully close. So travel by car, if you must travel.
Yes, but traveling by car fills the environment with nasty carbon emissions, so deduct points from the doctor’s score.
Here’s a video of Schaffner’s exchange with anchor Jake Tapper.