TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2021 (HealthDay Information) — Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the U.S. Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments (NIAID), has been awarded a $1 million prize for “defending science” and advocating for vaccines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The prize from the Dan David Basis in Israel was introduced Monday, the Related Press reported.
Fauci, who has been NIAID director since 1984 and is President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, was praised for “courageously defending science within the face of uninformed opposition throughout the difficult COVID disaster,” in response to an announcement from the non-public basis. It additionally famous that Fauci, 80, deserved recognition for a lifetime of management on HIV analysis and AIDS reduction, the AP reported.
“Because the COVID-19 pandemic unraveled, [Fauci] leveraged his appreciable communication expertise to handle folks gripped by concern and anxiousness and labored relentlessly to tell people in the US and elsewhere concerning the public well being measures important for holding the pandemic’s unfold,” the inspiration’s awards committee stated, praising Fauci for “talking fact to energy in a extremely charged political surroundings.”