Fauci Awarded $1 Million Prize For ‘Speaking Truth To Power’ In Apparent Trump Slight

Fauci Awarded $1 Million Prize For ‘Speaking Truth To Power’ In Apparent Trump Slight


On Monday, the nation’s top infectious disease official Dr. Anthony Fauci received a $1 million Israeli prize established by the late Italian Israeli philanthropist Dan David.

Fauci, a leading voice in President Donald Trump’s White House coronavirus task force, was honored with the Dan David Prize for his service in public health and “speaking truth to power” during pandemic, NPR reported Monday.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic unraveled, (Fauci) leveraged his considerable communication skills to address people gripped by fear and anxiety and worked relentlessly to inform individuals in the United States and elsewhere about the public health measures essential for containing the pandemic’s spread,” the award committee said in a statement. “In addition, he has been widely praised for his courage in speaking truth to power in a highly charged political environment.”

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The statement on the award seems to come as a slight against Trump, whom Fauci has publicly criticized.

Speaking with The New York Times in January, Fauci said he

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