First responders serenade Fauci with 'happy birthday'
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A group of emergency workers sang “Happy Birthday” to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFauci warns of risks from single-dose strategy for Pfizer, Moderna vaccines MAGALand in Orlando CDC director warns states against lifting COVID-19 restrictions MORE as he left work Wednesday evening.

Fauci, who turned 80 on Thursday, was greeted by members of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad as he left the National Institutes of Health in a suburb outside Washington, D.C., according to CNN and NBC affiliate WDSU News.

The group applauded the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert before singing “Happy Birthday.” Fauci posed for a picture with the masked group before appearing to take home a celebratory banner.


Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserAbigail Breslin mourns loss of father from COVID-19 NAACP president accuses Trump of having operated under 'white supremacist doctrine' DC vaccine sign-ups plagued with technical problems MORE honored Fauci’s birthday this week by declaring Thursday “Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Day” in the nation’s capital.

The mayor tweeted Wednesday, saying "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."

Jill Biden, who will become first lady next month following President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenIntercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Obama alum Seth Harris to serve as Biden labor adviser: report MORE's inauguration, tweeted an audio clip of herself and her husband singing happy birthday to Fauci on Thursday.

Fauci told The Washington Post this week that he will not be seeing his three adult daughters for Christmas this year for the first time since they were born. However, he will be having a celebratory toast with prosecco over Zoom with his daughters, who will be calling from San Francisco, New Orleans and Boston.