Dr. Anthony Fauci got an early birthday present when D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser proclaimed Thursday, December 24, 2020, “Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Day” in the District.
Dr. Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a leading U.S. consultant on COVID-19, turns 80 years of ages on Thursday.
“Dr. Fauci has actually been a hero to our country during this extremely challenging year, working tirelessly to conserve lives and guide our nation's response to and recovery from the pandemic,” stated Mayor Bowser.
“We are exceptionally happy to count him amongst the numerous D.C. locals who are compromising so much to keep our communities healthy and safe,” she said. “I provide this honor on behalf of all Washingtonians in appreciation and acknowledgment of Dr. Fauci's service to our nation and our city.”
The complete proclamation is listed below.
DR. ANTHONY S. FAUCI DAY
December 24, 2020
WHEREAS, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. has functioned as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases because 1984; and
WHEREAS, the country's leading infectious-disease specialist, Dr. Fauci has actually worked to promote public health and spearheaded efforts to prevent, identify, and deal with recognized infectious diseases; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Fauci has actually encouraged six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and worldwide health problems; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Fauci has been a leading voice as a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force where he has actually helped to collaborate the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Fauci has actually been a shining light in dark times for the country, promoting fact over fear and offering Americans hope in their government; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Fauci and his spouse Christine are longtime locals of Washington, DC, having called the Wesley Heights community in Ward 3 their house considering that 1977; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Fauci is a die-hard Washington Nationals fan and threw the inaugural ritualistic first pitch of the 2020 Major League Baseball season at Nationals Park; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Fauci will continue his important service to the country during these tough times as a primary medical advisor in the incoming Biden Administration:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, THE MAYOR OF WASHINGTON, DC, do thus declare December 24, 2020 as DR. ANTHONY S. FAUCI DAY in Washington, DC, and motivate all Washingtonians to join me in wanting him the happiest of birthdays.Source: nbcwashington.com