In an interview that aired on “Axios on HBO” Sunday, Axios Managing Editor Margaret Talev asked Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, if he ever worried about contracting the coronavirus himself.
At age 80, Fauci is considered at high risk for serious disease and death if he were to get sick with Covid-19.
“I think you’d have to be oblivious not to consider the fact that if you get infected, that you are already in the category of someone who has a high-risk of having a serious outcome,” Fauci said. “I didn’t fixate on that, but it was in the back of my mind, because I had to be out there. I mean, particularly when I was going to the White House every day when the White House was sort of a super-spreader location. I mean, that made me a little bit nervous.”