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  • What has got Americans stanning Dr. Anthony Fauci?
  • What has got Americans stanning Dr. Anthony Fauci?
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Dr. Fauci: an influencer for the COVID-19 age

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top immunologist, has attracted a dedicated stanbase due to leading the US in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. His popularity sheds some light on how people’s attitudes to experts, and leaders, may change in a post-pandemic world.

Location United States

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At a time when fake news has become more dangerous and ubiquitous than ever, America has found itself an unlikely hero in the figure of immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci. During White House briefings, the doctor is often relied upon to counter uninformed assertions by President Donald Trump – for example, that a vaccine for the virus is nearing availability or that people may be able to cure themselves of the coronavirus by drinking bleach. [1]

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