I was under the impression, during the final year of the Trump administration, that Dr. Anthony Fauci was the voice of science. This wasn’t necessarily because of his performance during his frequent television appearances and media briefings, but rather because I was explicitly told as much.
Why, just look at the headlines. Bloomberg: “Anthony Fauci, America’s Voice of Science.”
Science: “Fauci mania! His voice for science during pandemic inspires bobblehead, other kitsch … and SNL.”
Al Jazeera: “Who is Dr Anthony Fauci, the US’s trusted voice on coronavirus?”
The Qatari state media outfit mentioned responsible for that last headline may have gotten to the heart of why Fauci is so “trusted” by those writing these laudatory pieces when it mentioned this about halfway through: “Fast-forward six years, and Fauci is again at the forefront of scientists’ efforts to dispel misinformation and explain the coronavirus pandemic, even when it means being