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"We've got to get our act together" on public health measures to combat COVID, says Fauci

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Newswise — In his remarks upon accepting the Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadership in Health and Science, presented by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), Dr. Fauci signals optimism that one of the vaccines currently being tested will be shown to be effective, adding a very important tool in the fight against the global COVID pandemic, while stating plainly the need for vigilance in public health measures. 

"There will be an end to this," says Fauci, "we're gonna get a vaccine and the vaccine is going to diminish the infection rate. That together with good public health measures," he assures, "we will get back gradually to some form of normality, little by little."

Fauci goes on to say that, "Many states are starting to rebound now and that's very dangerous as we go into the cooler months of the Fall...The threat and the risk of having a resurgance of cases is much, much greater."

"So, we've really got to get our act together and start  all across the board, uniformly, doing those public health measures of uniform wearing of masks, keep a physical distance, avoidNIA crowds," Fauci concludes.

NIAF board member and Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO) founder and president Dr. Antonio Giordano, M.D., Ph.D., congratulates Dr. Anthony Fauci on his award  at this year’s NIAF Anniversary Gala, held virtually on October 31st, 2020. 

“Dr. Fauci is being honored at this year’s gala in recognition of his profound contribution to the fight against this terrible, global pandemic,” Giordano says, “particularly in the face of so many unprecedented challenges. Dr. Fauci has been involved with NIAF since it’s founding, and he truly represents the excellence in scholarship and public service that the Italian-American community has proudly brought to this nation for many centuries,” Giordano concludes. 

NIAF also plans to honor Dr. Fauci with a scholarship in his name, to support the work of promising Italian and Italian-American researchers. 

"The NIAF is pleased to also award the Fauci Scholarships, a $100,000 grant to be divided equally between an American and Italian post-doctoral research fellow," says Joseph V. Del Raso, Chair Emeritus, Chair of NIAF Italia, and member of the Executive Management Committee. 

Dr. Giordano will lead a peer reviewed selection process for the award of the grants. 

"At SHRO, we have a proven record of successful collaborations among Italian and American scientists," Giordano says. "I am honored to lead this effort as we cultivate excellence among the next generations of scientists to follow Dr. Fauci's example."

NIAF and SHRO also acknowledge American and Italian scientists working the front lines of the pandemic, and those working to develop a vaccine and therapeutic treatments. 

"Now more than ever," Del Raso says, "NIAF is honored to serve as a bridge between Italian and American cooperation, especially in these scientific and humanitarian causes."

The NIAF, now in it’s 45th year, seeks to recognize Italian and Italian-American achievements in business, art, science, finance, music and medicine. Additional guests of this year’s virtual program include filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, actors John Turturro and Isabella Rosellini, former Major League Baseball star Mike Piazza, and legendary vocalist Tony Bennett. 

About the Sbarro Health Research Organization
The Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO) is non-profit charity committed to funding excellence in basic genetic research to cure and diagnose cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other chronic illnesses and to foster the training of young doctors in a spirit of professionalism and humanism. To learn more about the SHRO please visit www.shro.org




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