The Times podcast: Dr. Fauci’s tips for the tripledemic

Dr. Anthony Fauci fields questions from the media at the White House.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci is one of the most prominent public health officials in history due to his work during the HIV/AIDS crisis and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He’s about to step down from his long-held roles as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor. But before he goes, we wanted to get some last bits of advice about how to stay safe this holiday season and beyond.

Today, he joins us to reflect on the lessons learned during his career, the future of public health, and high school memories of basketball and Catholic saints.


Plus, stick around after the interview for a moving tribute to P-22. Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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