Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former White House chief medical advisor, has been awarded the 2024 Inamori Ethics Prize for his handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
The prestigious award recognizes individuals who have greatly improved the condition of humankind through their ethical leadership.
Despite facing criticism and personal attacks, Fauci’s insistence on following scientific evidence to save lives has been commended.
Dr. Anthony Fauci's leadership through the COVID-19 pandemic helped guide our nation—and our world—through one of the most destructive public health crises in history. 👇
— Case Western Reserve (@cwru) October 25, 2023
Case Western Reserve President Eric W. Kaler claimed that “Dr. Fauci has cared not only for the nation’s health, but also the health of the world.”
Kaler continued; “As a scientist, research leader and public health advisor, his contributions to scientific discovery have truly improved lives.”
“His leadership through one of the most challenging times in history—the COVID-19 pandemic—serves as a model for us all.” concluded Kaler.
This directly contradicts everything he said in committee hearing to me, denying absolutely that they funded any gain of function, and it’s absolutely a lie. That’s why I sent an official criminal referral to the DOJ. https://t.co/Y191SmMiIr
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 29, 2023
However, his controversial legacy and involvement in gain-of-function research have also drawn scrutiny.
Journalist Jordan Schachtel wrote, “No, this is not a Babylon Bee article. This is really happening. Anthony Fauci, the man who is unparalleled as the most destructive government bureaucrat in American history, is being awarded with an ethics prize.”
Senator Rand Paul has accused Fauci of lying to Congress and sent a criminal referral to the Attorney General.