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Anthony Fauci Talks COVID-19, Mentorship, and the Power of Listening

President Biden’s chief medical advisor tells a large Tufts audience about vaccines and why smart public policy is so important for health

Faced with his worst nightmare—the outbreak of a global pandemic—Anthony Fauci said that clear and articulate public health guidance is the best way to overcome the challenges of combatting a deadly disease like COVID-19.

Fauci spoke on March 8 about mentorship, activism, and the stress of managing global pandemics to some 4,000 members of the Tufts University community as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series.

As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the past 37 years, Fauci has advised seven U.S. presidents on pandemics such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, Ebola, Zika, SARS, H1N1 (or swine flu), and COVID-19.

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