Dr Anthony Fauci has revealed that the brother of her daughter’s boyfriend Alison has died from coronavirus.
The country’s leading infectious disease expert was asked if COVID-19 has affected anyone in his life during a live interview hosted by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health hosted by CNN’s Sanjay Gupta.
“The answer is yes, but one in particular, the brother of my youngest daughter’s boyfriend is a 32 year old, athletic, healthy young man who contracted COVID-19 and had one of the complications unusual cardiomyopathy with arrhythmia and died, Fauci said.
“So you have an otherwise healthy, fairly athletic and strong 32-year-old who is dead,” he added.
Dr Anthony Fauci has revealed that the brother of her daughter’s boyfriend Alison has died from coronavirus. “The brother of my youngest daughter’s boyfriend is a 32 year old, athletic, healthy young man who contracted COVID-19 and had one of the unusual complications of Cardiomyopathy with Arrhythmia and died” said Fauci
He revealed that death devastated his family. “Very sad, really saddened my daughter a lot,” he said. Alison graduated from Stanford University and works as a software engineer for Twitter in the California Bay Area
He revealed that death devastated his family.
“Very sad, really saddened my daughter a lot,” he said.
Death is an example of how the virus does not discriminate by age and can impact young, apparently healthy people.
His daughter Alison graduated from Stanford University and works as a software engineer for Twitter in the Bay Area of California.
Fauci has three daughters with wife Christine Grady – Jennifer 34, Megan, 31, and Alison, 28.
Top doctor said he had not spent time with his children in person for Thanksgiving this year due to the pandemic to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.
Grady and Fauci with their three daughters in 2019. Left to right: Jenny, Alison, Megan
Dr Fauci has been married to fellow physician and HIV / AIDS expert Christine Grady since 1985
“You don’t want to overwhelm the general public, but you want them to at least understand that you are dealing with real suffering, real illnesses and real loss in the form of the death of loved ones … sufficient motivation for at least most people to buy into public health issues and the public health recommendations that we make, ”Fauci said in the interview.
On Wednesday, the United States hit a new one-day high for the number of COVID-19, recording more than 3,000 deaths from the virus for the first time.
The country has also seen an average of more than 200,000 Americans test positive for the contagious virus per day.
Nationally, more than 14.3 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the United States and more than 289,000 deaths.
Fauci also said he was confident in any vaccine approved for public distribution by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and would take it himself.
“I think the authority should be the United States Food and Drug Administration,” he said.
On Thursday, a group of FDA advisers will offer a recommendation on whether or not to authorize the Pfizer vaccine for distribution. The UK and Canada have already approved Pfizer.
Fauci further added that as the number of coronavirus cases and deaths increased, there was a risk that the frightening numbers would become “a meaningless cold statistic” unless people “can do it. the link between suffering human beings and these enormous numbers ”.
“When you see a real patient in the room, it becomes really real,” he says.
Nationally, there have been more than 14 million cases of the virus and more than 289,000 deaths.