Who is Alison Fauci? Anthony Fauci’s daughter ‘greatly saddened’ by Covid-19 death of boyfriend’s brother

Dr Fauci revealed that the young man was 'otherwise healthy actually, quite athletic and strong'


                            Who is Alison Fauci? Anthony Fauci’s daughter ‘greatly saddened’ by Covid-19 death of boyfriend’s brother
Alison Fauci (Stanford University Athletics/gostanford.com)

Infectious disease expert Dr Anthoy Fauci revealed that his family was personally affected by the consequences of the coronavirus. As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to surge across the US at an alarming rate with each passing day, Fauci is urging everybody to stay home and stay safe. During an interview hosted by the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health when Fauci was asked if the infection affected his personal life, he said his youngest daughter Alison’s boyfriend’s brother died of Covid-19 complications and she was ‘greatly saddened’ by his demise.

Fauci told CNN’s chief medical correspondent and moderator Sanjay Gupta, “The answer is yes, a few, but one in particular. My youngest daughter’s boyfriend’s brother is a 32-year-old young man, athletic, healthy, who got Covid-19 and had one of the unusual complications of cardiomyopathy with an arrhythmia and died.” He further revealed that the young man was “otherwise healthy actually, quite athletic and strong.” 

Who is Alison Fauci?

Alison Fauci is the youngest daughter of Anthony Fauci and Christine Grady. She did her schooling at National Cathedral School with a Major in Computer Science. She graduated from Standford University and reportedly works as a software engineer for Twitter in the Bay Area of California. 

Fauci and Christine share two more daughters together. The health expert skipped Thanksgiving with his family this year owing to the dire circumstances caused by the deadly virus. During a webinar hosted by American University’s Kennedy Political Union, he told that he told that they were planning on having a “very, very, closed family type of thing.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci (Getty Images)

He said all of his daughters lived in different parts of the country and decided not to get together for the annual celebrations. “We would love for them to come home for Thanksgiving. They have said themselves, ‘Dad, you know you’re a young, vigorous guy, but you’re 79 years old.’” His daughters wanted him and their mother to have a “nice quiet dinner”. “Maybe have a neighbor next door that always comes over the house that you know that’s negative, and we’ll send our love via Zoom,” his daughters reportedly said. 

Meanwhile, CDC has advised people against traveling during the holidays owing to higher chances of the infection spreading in the process. According to CDC, “The more cases at your destination, the more likely you are to get infected during travel and spread the virus to others when you return.”

Talking about the risk associated with traveling plans during the pandemic, Fauci said, “I’m not going to criticize people who do it differently, but look at the individual situation in your own family and make a decision that way.”

Fauci told Gupta, “You don't want to overwhelm the general public, but you want them to at least understand that you're dealing with real suffering, and real disease, and real loss in the form of death of loved ones ... there has to be motivation enough for at least most of the people to adhere to the public health issues and public health recommendations that we make.”

According to Statista, as of December 10, the US has the 11th highest number of coronavirus deaths in the world. A total of nearly 290,000 deaths and over 15 million infections have been recorded so far.

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