The 32-year-old brother of the boyfriend of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s youngest daughter died from a COVID-19-related condition, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases disclosed Thursday, using it to emphasize that the general public needed to ”adhere” to the recommendations by the government.
Fauci made the revelation during a livestreamed video interview staged by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and moderated by CNN’s Sanjay Gupta. He said the brother of the boyfriend of his 28-year-old daughter Alison, an engineer for Twitter, was 32, ”athletic, healthy.”
”So, there you have a 32-year-old young man, otherwise healthy actually, quite athletic and strong, who died,” Fauci said.
”Very sad, really saddened my daughter greatly.”
Fauci added that the man apparently suffered from a heart condition, cardiomyopathy with arrhythmia.
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than 80% of all COVID-19-related deaths occur in those 65 and older, and recovery rates for those who have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in all populations has been calculated between 97%-99%.
“You don’t want to overwhelm the general public, but you want them to at least understand that you’re dealing with real suffering, and real disease, and real loss in the form of death of loved ones,” Fauci said. ”There has to be motivation enough for at least most of the people to adhere to the public health issues and public health recommendations that we make.”
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