This may surprise you, but President Donald Trump and Drs. Anthony Fauci has a few things in common: both in their 70s, both fell from New York City’s outer burrows, and both of their blunt personalities played a major role in their careers.
It was Fauci’s public role on Trump’s coronovirus task force that placed him squarely in the face of the worst epidemic in the United States. For some, Fauci became a pop icon and a force for truth and science in the face of disintegration. For others, he is unreliable; A political junk seeking to weaken Trump and spread fear about COVID-19.
Journalist Michael Spector examined Fauci’s career and the first biography to be published on his new audiobook “Fauci,” Doctor, about Trump’s challenges facing COVID-19 with the White House. Spector writes that he first met Fauci in 1986. Even then, Fauci was a mainstay in both the political and medical communities. He has served with every US president since Ronald Reagan.
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Fauci is now 79 years old and has been running the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for 36 years. In addition to this year’s epidemic, he also led efforts against the HIV / AIDS epidemic; SARS, bird and swine flu outbreaks; And zika and Ebola virus outbreaks.
It is another animal entirely to bridge the world of medical research and politics, as Fauci has done so far through six presidential administrations. The doctor gave some information on how exactly he does when Spector interviewed him at a 50-year-old reunion ceremony in 2016 at his alma mater, Weil Cornell Medical School.
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“What I’ve learned to do over the years is to go into my favorite book of philosophy, ‘The Godfather’, and say, ‘It’s nothing personal, it’s strictly business,” Fauci said. “How do I see it?” You just have to do one thing. Even when someone’s acting is ridiculous, you can’t cheat them for it, you’ve got to deal with them, because if you don’t treat them, you’re out of the picture. “
Fauci has taken that philosophical approach seriously under Trump – retaliating his inability to speak and lies to ensure that he is in the room where important decisions are taken.