Before March of 2020, few people had heard of the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/Chief Medical Advisor to the President. Now, he will go down in history as one of the most notable figures in American history. He has kept us updated on COVID-19 for nearly two years now, offering hope and guidance through these strange times.
His crowning achievement is not just research on a COVID-19 vaccine, but also extensive research on treatments, vaccines, and cures for viruses and diseases like Zika, Ebola, the swine flu, and HIV/AIDS. Here are the Fauci Files: four podcast interviews with the doctor, some about COVID, and some about his past work with infectious diseases.
CNN’s Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour hosts CNN International’s nightly interview program “Amanpour.” In mid-August, she talked with Dr. Fauci about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as children return to school without the ability to get a vaccine. He gives advice for parents concerned about the return to school in his most recent appearance on a podcast.
Next Question with Katie Couric
In this bonus episode from “Next Question with Katie Couric,” Couric has Dr. Fauci on to catch up on everything that has happened in recent COVID developments. Both of them are ready for this pandemic to be over, so they are spreading all of the most helpful information possible about the vaccine, booster shots, and where to be masking up. They also chat about the Delta variant and what we can do about it, along with the other, more dangerous variants that are starting to form.
It’s not all COVID. While Fauci became one of America’s most recognizable names in March 2020, he has been doing pivotal research on diseases for decades. In “Positively Alive,” a 16-episode podcast about HIV and AIDS, host Jonathan Bossaer had on the then lesser-known at the time Dr. Fauci. As the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the US since 1984, Fauci oversaw extensive research on HIV and AIDS, opening his doors to activists in the mid-1980s when homophobia and fear of the disease was at an all time high. Listen to him talk about the history of the disease, and how we have improved treatments and extended lifespans of people diagnosed with these diseases.
Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
Remember Zika? Zika was the first mosquito-borne flavivirus that was sexually transmissible and caused birth defects. And it spread quickly. In 2015, the Zika virus began to rapidly spread through Brazil and South America, eventually hitting the U.S. in 2016. In November of that year, WHO declared the epidemic over, and this episode of “Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart” was recorded in September, just a few months before the virus was contained. Dr. Anthony Fauci in this episode discussed the urgency of a Zika vaccine and the potential for a generation free from AIDS.