Dr. Fauci Says You Can Meet a Tinder Date ‘If You’re Willing to Take a Risk’ – Newsweek

Dr. Fauci Says You Can Meet a Tinder Date ‘If You’re Willing to Take a Risk’ – Newsweek

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Americans could meet people they matched with on dating apps if they were “willing to take a risk” with their health and the wellbeing of others.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director told the Snapchat show Good Luck America on Tuesday that the level of risk involved would depend on how intimate people were.

According to a transcript of the three-part interview with Dr. Fauci, published by Vanity Fair, the host Peter Hamby asked Dr. Fauci what people should say to matches on dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble amid widespread pandemic shutdowns.

“You know, that’s tough. Because it’s what’s called relative risk,” Dr. Fauci said. “If you really feel that you don’t want to have any part of this virus, will you maintain six feet away, wear a mask, do all the things that we talk about in the guidelines?

Dr. Anthony Fauci Coronavirus Briefing April 5
Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks during a press briefing with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force on April 5, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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“If you’re willing to take
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