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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 05:06 PM

'"The man who would lead the fight against this dreaded disease (AIDS)

came from an Italian American family in Brooklyn. Even as a boy, Tony was distinguished by his courage. In a neighborhood full of Brooklyn Dodgers fans -- (laughter) -- he rooted for the Yankees. (Laughter.) Tony earned a full scholarship to Regis High School, a Jesuit school in Manhattan. And he still quotes what he learned from Jesuit teaching: "Precision of thought, economy of expression." And now you know why he never ran for public office. (Laughter.)

Those who know Tony do admit one flaw: sometimes he forgets to stop working. He regularly puts in 80-hour weeks. And from time to time, he's even found notes on his windshield left by coworkers that say things like, "Go home. You're making me feel guilty." (Laughter.) A friend once commented that Tony was so obsessed with work that his wife must be a pretty patient woman. The truth of the matter is, she's very busy herself. Christine Grady is a renowned bioethicist. And together they raised three talented daughters: Jennifer, Meghan, and Allison. And I hope each of you know that for all Tony has accomplished, he considers you to be one of his -- not one of his -- his most important achievement. Your love and support have strengthened him as he works to save lives across the world.

For his determined and aggressive efforts to help others live longer and healthier lives, I'm proud to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dr. Anthony S. Fauci.” —President George W. Bush

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 05:28 PM

1. Thank you...doesn't sound like he's the sort to cave to the Dark One.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 05:48 PM

2. Not at all.

He works, when not visible.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:59 PM

3. Tony Fauci does not know the meaning of the word "fatigue."

I have never met anyone with his work ethic. He gets his drive from what he believes is the most important thing: the health of the people. He has never asked anyone to work harder than he does. By his example, believe me, he sets the bar VERY HIGH.

Back when we were still calling HIV/AIDS "trench warfare" at PHS, it was Tony Fauci who kept us all going. His leadership then was inspired, and nothing since then has changed. I place all my faith in him, knowing that he will always do what is in the best interests of the American people and public health.

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