Full Name: Anthony Stephen Fauci
Profession: Immunologist and Infectious Disease Expert
Why Famous: Anthony Fauci was appointed Director of America's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NAIAD) in 1984. There he has overseen research into such established diseases as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebol and Zika.
Dr. Fauci has been particularly involved with the HIV/AIDS epidemic; he had made significant contributions to the research into and understanding of the disease and has been central to developing treatments to combat it. He was one of the architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which since 2003 has helped save over 18 million lives in more than 50 countries.
Dr. Fauci is the recipient of numerous awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, presented by George W. Bush in 2008.
Since January 2020 he has been a leading member of Donald Trump's White House Coronavirus Task Force and the country's most recognised and trusted voice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 2020-03-29 US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci warns America may see between 100,000 - 200,000 deaths from COVID-19
- 2021-04-08 Dr. Anthony Fauci thanks American health workers for their sacrifice during the pandemic, acknowledging their more than 3,600 deaths
- 2021-08-01 American virologist Dr. Anthony Fauci says "things are going to get worse" as US COVID-19 cases double in 10 days due to surge of Delta variant