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6 Things to Know About Anthony Fauci as He Helps Shape Response to Coronavirus

HEALTH CARENEWS 6 Things to Know About Anthony Fauci as He Helps Shape Response to Coronavirus
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks Tuesday as President Donald Trump listens during the White House’s daily briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Kevin Mooney / / /

Before his name and face became ubiquitous to Americans through news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, Anthony Fauci made his mark as a key figure working to end the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.

Fauci, a 79-year-old Brooklyn native, also gained media attention after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when he made the case for a stronger defense against bioterrorism.

A veteran medical researcher and career immunologist, Fauci has testified before Congress multiple times. He has served as a public health adviser to six American presidents.

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