Giroir, a four-star admiral, is serving as director of U.S. coronavirus diagnostic testing. He said that during the holiday season, as has been true for months, the most important factor is how careful Americans are.
“I really encourage people to follow the CDC guidelines, make your family gatherings small, safe, protect the elderly and we can get through this,” he said.
Almost 19 million cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in the United States. The current death toll is 331,930, by far the highest in the world.