College Student Q&A with Dr. Fauci

Recorded 10-6-20 41 minutes. Most of Fauci interviews are by adults: scientists, media interviewers, etc. This was a Q&A format with college students. College Student Q&A with Dr. Fauci addressed students’ concerns, the trajectory of the pandemic, and ways we can respond and help.

College Student Q&A with Dr. Fauci had a wide variety of questions

  • Inequality
  • Your most critical decision
  • College sports and White House recent infections
  • How do you stay steadfast when times are bad
  • Advice for how to succeed at your job
  • Obligation to get a vaccine
  • International cooperation

Fauci’s background

Toward the end of the event, Fauci talked about his own background, including the sense of social responsibility his family taught him that led him to his current career.

A classics major with a premedical concentration at Holy Cross, Fauci has often credited his professional success to the Jesuit intellectual rigor that was a core part of his education at the College, which also instilled in him a lifelong commitment to social justice, more important than ever in these currently unsettling times.

I always felt I was more interested in human nature than human physiology,” he said, adding that his experience at Holy Cross, where his pre-med track consisted of more philosophy courses than science courses, solidified that sense.

His advice for today’s students going into the scientific fields is to always abide by science, to make decisions based on evidence, to be consistent, and to be transparent – a philosophy he said has helped him while working with the Trump administration.

It’s also important to keep in mind, he said, that “you don’t know everything at any given time – there’s more to learn.”

Where Does He Get His Energy?

Holy Cross Magazine has a long profile on Fauci, including some interesting personal information at the end: Where Does He Get the Energy? A question I have always had. He is two years older than I and has lots more energy!!

Excerpts: Where does Fauci — the researcher, clinician, administrator, politician, husband, father — find the energy? The truth is the good doctor, like a long-distance runner, seems to thrive on his efforts. To read the article, click here

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