The Associated Press reports:
Dr. Anthony Fauci has won the $1 million Dan David Prize for “defending science” and advocating for vaccines now being administered worldwide to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The Israel-based Dan David Foundation on Monday named President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser as the winner of one of three prizes. It said he had earned the recognition over a lifetime of leadership on HIV research and AIDS relief, as well as his advocacy for the vaccines against COVID-19.
In its statement, the private foundation did not mention former President Donald Trump, who undermined Fauci’s follow-the-science approach to the pandemic. But it credited Fauci with “courageously defending science in the face of uninformed opposition during the challenging COVID crisis.”
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Dr. Anthony Fauci gets $1 million Israeli foundation prize for ‘speaking truth to power’ on COVID-19. By @APLaurieKellman. https://t.co/bNVJiHUfUi
— AP Middle East (@APMiddleEast) February 15, 2021