Thursday, December 24, 2020

Stay In! And Celebrate Fauci Day!

Today’s highlighted event for the “Stay In!” column is a brand new holiday proclaimed just yesterday by Mayor Muriel Bowser in honor of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s 80th birthday today, December 24. The Mayor’s Tweet, in its entirety, is below.

Mayor Muriel Bowser
In honor of Dr. Fauci's 80th birthday tomorrow, I proclaim Thursday, December 24, 2020, “Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Day” in Washington, DC. We are incredibly proud to count Dr. Fauci among the many DC residents who are sacrificing so much to keep our communities healthy and safe.  
3:00 PM · Dec 23, 2020·Twitter

He looks pretty good for an octogenarian who spends 80 hours a week fighting a deadly pathogen, doesn't he? Those double masks take a few years off his face, too!

How should we celebrate our hometown/national hero? A few obvious ways spring to mind:

  • Emulate him when it comes to mask wearing, hand washing and social distancing.
  • Spread the word about science and its primary role in making public policy about infectious diseases
  • Encourage the younger generation to dedicate themselves to public service

 Let’s not make this Fauci Day into a one-time event. Let’s keep December 24 as Fauci Day, long after this plague year 2020 is behind us!

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it from the Cleveland Park Listserv….and a very Festive Fauci Day to ALL!

-Peggy Robin
Moderator, The Cleveland Park Listserv
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