On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, Dr. Anthony Fauci gave what’s expected to be his last press conference in the White House Briefing Room. Fauci, who served for 38 years as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, plans to step down from the government post before the end of the year.
Dr. Fauci is affectionately known as “America’s Doctor” because of his personal touch and the relatable way he’s engaged with the public for decades. He served seven U.S. Presidents — along with millions of sick and overlooked Americans, including those with HIV/AIDS, West Nile virus, Zika, Ebola, and, of course, Covid.
He is one of the few scientists that just about every American knows by name, by face and by his distinctive Brooklyn accent. He’s influenced a new generation of trusted physicians who bring truth to the public, including Philadelphia’s own Dr. Ala Stanford.
Fauci’s parting words at that final White House briefing: “I’ll let other people judge the value or not of my accomplishments,” he says, “What I would like people to remember about what I’ve done, is that every day, for all those years, I’ve given it everything that I have, and I’ve never left anything on the field … I gave it all I got.”
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