Deborah Birx is a legend in the fight against HIV. She’s widely credited with shaping America’s response to AIDS under Obama, and now she is key coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
In press conferences and interviews this week, she has cited the hard work of AIDS activists as an inspiring example of how ordinary people can work together in response to a crisis:
Those early days of the early 90s, when the only ones really out there fighting for one another and what they needed were the people who were at greatest risk. It was really inspiring me to watch people who were sick themselves going to the street, not because it was going to help them, but because it would help the group coming behind them.
She also has inspiring words for American millennials, the group she says will be the key to how the disease progresses in the United States:
Together, we can all make a difference and save lives!
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