Dr. Anthony Fauci reveals his daughters wont visit him for Thanksgiving due to the pandemic – Daily Mail

‘You’re a young, vigorous guy, but you’re 79 years old’: How Fauci’s three daughters explained they couldn’t risk spending Thanksgiving with him this year amid pandemic

  • On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed his three adult daughters are refusing to visit him and his wife for Thanksgiving due to coronavirus concerns
  • ‘Dad, you know you’re a young vigorous guy. But you’re 79 years old,’ Fauci recalled his daughters saying 
  • Instead they suggested he have dinner with his wife and a neighbor they know is negative for the virus and they’ll send their love via Zoom 
  • Fauci explained his daughters live in different states and feared catching COVID-19 and potentially infecting him and his wife Christine Grady 
  • ‘I’m not going to criticize people who do it different. But look at the individual situation in your own family and make a decision that way,’ Fauci advised 

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s children say they won’t spent Thanksgiving with him this year due to coronavirus concerns.

The nation’s top infectious disease expert revealed Tuesday this year’s holidays will look different and his whole family won’t be together.

‘I have three daughters in three disparate parts of the country… who we don’t see very often. We would love for them to come home for Thanksgiving,’ he said during a webinar hosted by American University’s Kennedy Political Union on Tuesday.

His daughters, who range in age from 28 to 34, told their 79-year-old father they didn’t want to take a risk and travel to their parents for fear they could catch COVID-19 and infect them.

Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed Tuesday that his three adult daughters won't spend Thanksgiving with him and his wife for fear of potentially catching COVID-19 and infecting them

Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed Tuesday that his three adult daughters won't spend Thanksgiving with him and his wife for fear of potentially catching COVID-19 and infecting them

Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed Tuesday that his three adult daughters won’t spend Thanksgiving with him and his wife for fear of potentially catching COVID-19 and infecting them

'Dad, you know you’re a young vigorous guy. But you’re 79 years old,' Fauci recalled his daughters saying, noting they’d all be traveling from different cities with infections. He spoke with American University President Sylvia M. Burwell  (above) in a Zoom webinar on Tuesday

'Dad, you know you’re a young vigorous guy. But you’re 79 years old,' Fauci recalled his daughters saying, noting they’d all be traveling from different cities with infections. He spoke with American University President Sylvia M. Burwell  (above) in a Zoom webinar on Tuesday

‘Dad, you know you’re a young vigorous guy. But you’re 79 years old,’ Fauci recalled his daughters saying, noting they’d all be traveling from different cities with infections. He spoke with American University President Sylvia M. Burwell  (above) in a Zoom webinar on Tuesday

Fauci married fellow doctor and HIV/AIDs expert Christine Grady in 1985 and they share three daughters – Megan, Jennifer and Alison. Today they're all adults who range in age from 28 to 34 and live in California, Louisiana and Massachusetts. The Fauci family pictured in the 1990s

Fauci married fellow doctor and HIV/AIDs expert Christine Grady in 1985 and they share three daughters – Megan, Jennifer and Alison. Today they're all adults who range in age from 28 to 34 and live in California, Louisiana and Massachusetts. The Fauci family pictured in the 1990s

Fauci married fellow doctor and HIV/AIDs expert Christine Grady in 1985 and they share three daughters – Megan, Jennifer and Alison. Today they’re all adults who range in age from 28 to 34 and live in California, Louisiana and Massachusetts. The Fauci family pictured in the 1990s

‘Dad, you know you’re a young vigorous guy. But you’re 79 years old,’ Fauci recalled his daughters saying, noting they’d all be traveling from different cities with infections. 

‘We would love to be with you, but you know what we want you to do, we want you and mommy to have a nice quiet dinner, maybe have a neighbor next door that always comes over the house that you know is negative, and we’ll send our love via Zoom,’ he added to webinar host American University President Sylvia M. Burwell.

‘So we decided to make it a very, very closed family type of thing. I’m not going to criticize people who do it different. But look at the individual situation in your own family and make a decision that way,’ Fauci advised.

Fauci married fellow doctor and HIV/AIDs expert Christine Grady in 1985 and they share three daughters – Megan, Jennifer and Alison.

Jennifer Fauci, 34, is Fauci’s oldest daughter. She studied at Harvard University and earned a master’s degree in developmental and child psychology from Columbia University in 2013 and works from Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts.

Megan Fauci graduated from Johns Hopkins University and teaches elementary school in New Orleans.

Left to right: Christine Grady and Megan, Alison, Anthony and Jennifer Fauci above in the 1990s

Left to right: Christine Grady and Megan, Alison, Anthony and Jennifer Fauci above in the 1990s

Left to right: Christine Grady and Megan, Alison, Anthony and Jennifer Fauci above in the 1990s

Alison Fauci, 28, graduated from Stanford University and works as a software engineer for Twitter in the Bay Area of California.

With the holidays coming up there are concerns that family gatherings for Thanksgiving and Christmas could lead to a spread of COVID-19 infections.

Fauci and other public health experts have said there’s no clear answer over whether family gatherings are advisable or not, but Fauci says to assess the risks in each family and make a decide based on those risks.

Today there are more than seven million cases of COVID-19 in the US and there have been more than 211,000 virus-related deaths.