The infectious disease expert is facing heat for releasing a new book in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Critics online are lashing out at Dr. Anthony Fauci following the all-too-predictable news that the infectious disease expert will be cashing in on the coronavirus pandemic by releasing a new “life philosophy” book this year.
The forthcoming book, titled “Expect the Unexpected: Ten Lessons on Truth, Service, and the Way Forward,” was only just made available for pre-order purchase, but is already being hit with scathing criticism.
“Profiting from the pandemic with a book deal is truly a new low,” Republican Rep. Andy Biggs (Ariz.) tweeted regarding the news.
“How very expected,” conservative commentator Caleb Howe added in a tongue-in-cheek quip about the book’s title.
Washington Times columnist Tim Young commented, “Fauci has a book coming out, because of course the highest paid Federal Government grifter is cashing in even more on the pandemic.”
Fauci, who in January was appointed to serve as President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser in addition to his decades-long role as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is reportedly the highest-paid employee in the federal government — making $417,000 a year, even more than the president. Nevertheless, the allure of a pandemic-related book deal proved to be too tempting a prospect to pass up.