America's Trusted Truth Teller

New Yorker profile hails Anthony Fauci, the infectious diseases advisor steering Americans through the COVID-19 crisis, as “America’s Doctor."

It's a title he's earned in a storied career running the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases through 6 administrations. He cites his experiences fighting HIV in the 1980s as a turning point: transforming him from a “bench scientist” into a public-health activist; it also helped spark a revolution to a more inclusive approach in American medicine, Michael Specter writes.

He also stays focused on the facts. “You stay completely apolitical and non-ideological,” Fauci says. “I’m a scientist and I’m a physician. And that’s it.”

But Fauci drew Trump’s wrath yesterday when he acknowledge on CNN that earlier social distancing would have saved more lives in the US, the AP reports. Trump, facing growing criticism over his response, lashed out at his critics and retweeted a Twitter post tagged “Time to #FireFauci.”

That could open up the floodgates to more criticism from Trump allies eager to unload on Fauci, Axios reports.

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April 25, 2020

Dr. Fauci saved my life when I had 'Wegener's Granulomatosis' now known as Granulomatosis with Polyarteritis. It is my understanding that he wrote the treatment protocols. It is great that he is working on Corvid-19.

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