Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said he wouldn’t get on a plane and is not eating at restaurants amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

When asked if he would board a trans-Atlantic flight during a recent interview with MarketWatch, Fauci said while he doesn’t like to admit it, but he’s 79 years old and is in a risk category.

“I spend half a day in my office trying to develop a vaccine and drugs for COVID-19, and that’s really what I need to do,” Fauci told MarketWatch. “I don’t fancy seeing myself getting infected, which is a risk when you’re getting on a plane, particularly with the amount of infection that’s going on right now.”

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