Yesterday, during a segment on CBS Morning, panel members discussed ways to keep friends and family from ruining Thanksgiving by spreading COVID to guests in their homes.

“It might be a difficult conversation before people step into your house, to say ‘Wait a minute—where’s your [vaccination]card? What’s your status? Before you walk into my home,” one of the panel members said with a straight face.

Psychologist Lisa Damour shook her head in agreement, as she gave viewers helpful tips about how to make it “fun” for guests while they wait for the test results from a rapid test you should force on them. “This is tough because people are all over on the map on this—but the rapid tests have made this a lot easier, because whatever people’s vaccination status is, we can actually confirm people’s safety on the spot,” she said. “So, if it feels like it’s gonna be weird—make it fun” she added. “And say, ‘we’re going to start with hors d’oeuvres in the garage. You know, we’ll have drinks, we’ll do our rapid tests, and then come on in,’ right?” You can make it playful, make it fun, and then be able to enjoy the holiday because you’re not worried about safety.”

Even the CBS Morning Show guests couldn’t help but laugh at her absurd suggestions.


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