Anthony Fauci slammed for 'profiteering' by writing book on how he handled pandemic
Dr. Anthony Fauci will release a book titled 'Expect the Unexpected: Ten Lessons on Truth, Service, and the Way Forward' in November, and it is expected to be only 80 pages long. As the highest-paid U.S. federal employee, he has not clarified if the proceeds from the book would be donated. As soon as the book about how Coronavirus was handled in the US was announced, however, there has been fierce criticism from Dr Fauci's detractors.
According to the official Barnes & Noble summary, "With more than three decades spent combating some of the most dangerous diseases to strike humankind— AIDS, Ebola, COVID-19 — Dr Fauci has worked in daunting professional conditions and shouldered great responsibility. The earnest reflections in these pages offer a universal message on how to lead in times of crisis and find resilience in the face of disappointments and obstacles."
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The longtime public health official has become the face of the team that has been leading the US' coronavirus response. However, the expert has been under fire for his mixed messages regarding masks, vaccine efficacy and even measures to be taken to reopen schools. Many detractors also noted Fauci's caginess when it came to the role that American money could have played in the lab from which the virus could allegedly have been released in Wuhan.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology's "gain of research" into modifying a virus to make it more infectious among humans is what led to public attention. However, Dr Fauci has defended this "modest" collaboration to iterate that there were no funds allocated to do "gain of function" research.
In addition to heading the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr Fauci also advises President Biden. Since the news of Fauci's book deal has come out, many on Twitter have taken to register how this is not a great idea. For instance, one user said, "I really need the people in charge of handling this pandemic to stop writing books about how they're handling this pandemic while they're still doing it."
I really need the people in charge of handling this pandemic to stop writing books about how they're handling this pandemic while they're still doing it. pic.twitter.com/dGHhXIi97B— Noam Blum (@neontaster) June 1, 2021
While another made a sarcastic comment and said, "Fauci to release book on 'truth' this fall. What a joke..." Another reflected the same thought and said, "Is this a joke?!" One user said, "Dr. Fauci is publishing a book and became the highest-paid federal government employee while you lost your business and had your kids out of school for a year."
Fauci to release book on 'truth' this fall— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) June 1, 2021
What a joke...https://t.co/Dzq5fyNayb
Is this a joke?! https://t.co/V4wCdrMnq4— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) June 1, 2021
Dr. Fauci is publishing a book and became the highest paid federal government employee while you lost your business and had your kids out of school for a year— Greg Price (@greg_price11) June 1, 2021
One other user wrote "Fauci's book is 80 pages long. He has been a bureaucrat for 56 years. I suppose not a lot of accomplishments to discuss?" Another one also questioned and wrote, "Fauci has a book coming out, which leads to the question... when did he have time to write it???"
Fauci's book is 80 pages long. He has been a bureaucrat for 56 years. I suppose not a lot of accomplishments to discuss?— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) June 1, 2021
Fauci has a book coming out, which leads to the question... when did he have time to write it???— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 1, 2021