Dr. Fauci has a million new reasons to smile, ’cause the guy just came up on a boatload of cash for sticking to the facts and the science during the pandemic.
The director of the NIAID was just awarded a million-dollar cash prize from the Dan David Foundation — an Israeli nonprofit that funds and advocates for breakthroughs in science and technology. He’s one of three recipients to get a cool mil … all for “defending science.”
There are past, present and future categories for the winners, and DF got etched in as the man of the present in the field of public health … due to his work speaking on behalf of vaccines — plus, everything else he’s done on the pandemic front, in 2020 and beyond.
The Dan David Foundation said Fauci’s storied legacy in HIV and AIDS research was also considered in granting him the award.
It’s interesting … although the org didn’t mention Trump by name, they certainly alluded to him in their remarks — saying, in part, they were giving this to Tony for “courageously defending science in the face of uninformed opposition during the challenging COVID crisis.”
You’ll recall … Fauci recently said it was “liberating” to be able to speak truthfully and freely about how best to fight the virus, without a de facto muzzle on him from the very top.
Unclear what he plans to do with the money — but if he splurges on literally anything … it’d be well-deserved. Congrats!!!