The agency recommends wearing a mask in all indoor spaces, a day after Joe Biden said he would encourage Americans to commit to 100 days of masks on his first day in office.
"People were less willing to change their behavior than any other day during the pandemic," Laura Schewel, founder of StreetLight Data, told the Associated Press.
The top U.S. infectious disease expert told NBC's "Today" program that he accepted the post "on the spot."
On post-Thanksgiving COVID figures, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Newsweek: "I hate to say that but it's the truth and the reality.
Hospitalizations for the new coronavirus have surpassed 100,000 nationwide as public health experts predict the situation will worsen in the coming weeks.
"You know, in all fairness to so many of my U.K. friends, they kind of ran around the corner of the marathon and joined this in the last mile," the infectious disease expert said.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday insisted that Dr. Anthony Fauci would "never work in public policy again" in a "well functioning society" over his early comments about China's information sharing during the initial outbreak of COVID-19.
"I promise you that when it's been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it," the former president said.
"As long as you are susceptible, you are part of the problem, not part of the solution," the nation's top infectious disease expert said in an interview with Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg Monday.
"We don't want to frighten people but that's just the reality," Dr. Anthony Fauci said regarding the trajectory of the pandemic.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, didn't see his daughters at Thanksgiving and said he likely won't be celebrating in-person with them at Christmas, either.
Biden COVID adviser Dr. Celine Gounder pointed out that healthcare workers are "already exhausted" after fighting the pandemic for months.
While state and local leaders have issued lockdown restrictions against large gatherings in people's homes, some people are ignoring them.
"I will have it with my wife alone in our house, with our three daughters Zooming in," the top U.S. scientist said about his own holiday plans during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Magical beings associated with the holidays appear to have a natural immunity to the virus, experts suggest.
Several health experts have weighed in on Santa's wellbeing and COVID plans for the upcoming holiday season.
During an interview with the New York Times, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke about states that have mask mandates and how they have trouble enforcing residents to abide by them.
"The safest way is to celebrate with people in your household," says the CDC. Otherwise, it's masks indoors, social distancing and disposable plates.
The key member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force said that new COVID-19 infections "are going to go up" further over the next several weeks.
Facebook ruled that a video of Bannon calling for the infectious disease expert, Dr. Fauci's head to be put on a spike outside the White House, had not violated enough rules to warrant a suspension.
The president has repeatedly claimed the pandemic will end on its own. On Monday, Fauci acknowledged people are growing tired of the outbreak, but said the virus can be controlled with vaccines and public health measures.
"The data are striking, they're really quite impressive," Fauci said.
The prominent member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force stressed that government transitions are very important and need to go smoothly—especially during a pandemic.
Fauci told NBC's Today show Monday that he takes issue with Dr. Scott Atlas telling people in Michigan that restrictions will only stop "if people rise up."
The infectious disease expert highlighted how he's been through numerous transitions of power given he's served under six different presidents.
"We have specific rules around how many times you need to violate certain policies before we will deactivate your account completely," Zuckerberg said.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases turns 80 on Christmas Eve, and has spent much of the past year advising the White House and the public on coronavirus.