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‘How to Talk to Anti-Vaxers’: A Conversation With Anthony Fauci ‘62

The Atlantic
June 27th, 2017 by 

Leading the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, Dr. Anthony Fauci ‘62 is no stranger to facing challenges head-on. In a Q&A with The Atlantic, he discusses predicting and handling public health crises, addressing the “anti-vaxer” movement, and adapting to each new administration.

“How do you stay motivated, since this administration has pretty openly wanted to cut a lot of global-health funding, foreign aid, AIDS research?” The Atlantic asked.

“It doesn’t interfere with my motivation,” said Dr. Fauci, who was a classics major with a premedical concentration at Holy Cross. “I’m driven by the problems that I have to solve. Sometimes you do it with a lot of resources and sometimes you do it with less resources.”

Read the full interview on The Atlantic website.

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