FEATURE ARTICLE

Thursday, December 24, 2020
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A SHORT TRIBUTE TO DR. FAUCI AT 80

Fauci, A Symbol of American Imperfection and Exceptionalism.

ome time ago, someone asked me why I am so impassioned about the United States of America. My answer was humbling and simple: the United States of America cares for me and all that is mine. It also cares for humanity and creates an enabling environment for its citizens to thrive, maintain, and sustain their self-esteem. I am also not going to be frugal or inexpensive in praising American exceptionalism, even with the uncertainty and her current period on trial!

In a nutshell, let's for a moment dwell less on the current Mr. Disinfectant and the ongoing bundle of lies, misinformation, deflection, confusion, and conflicting messages from the leadership. We must pulse the inanity, and insanity of the conspiracy theorists in our world. The plague of the world by Coronavirus has exposed the nudity of minds, failure of leadership, false religious beliefs, and bastardization of God's name for "In God's Name PLC" of religious businesses. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has also brought out the ingenuity and sense of imagination of the people. Just like the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, the world will not remain the same again after the COVID-19, and the dark period in human history.

Without any hindsight, for those of us who do not know Anthony Stephen Fauci, this unsolicited piece is a synopsis of the man currently fighting the (in)visible enemy-Mr. Coronavirus and liars in the United States. Dr. Fauci is an American of Italian descent, and one of the American imagination and possibility. Dr. Fauci at 80 epitomizes the symbol of American imperfection and Exceptionalism. Dr. Fauci has written his name in gold for speaking truth to power in the face of chaos and intimidation.

Dr. Fauci is an American physician and immunologist who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984. He is a man I like to call 'a soldier-physician.' Dr. Fauci is walking a fine line with cautious optimism to conscientize the man in the White House to synchronize with the reality on the ground. A man who has refused to use the missteps of the past and present to face reality on the ground.

Throughout this period, everything Dr. Fauci has done so far and how he has managed this undaunting national health crisis is contingent on his consequential personality, and the Hippocratic Oath he has taken. Hippocratic Oath is an oath of ethics historically taken by physicians to save lives. Dr. Fauci has also demonstrated unquestionable leadership in medicine and life. Part of Dr. Fauci's impeccable credentials was his appointment as Director of NIAID in 1984. He now oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as "HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis, and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma, and allergies."

Dr. Fauci is a fallible and honest but vintage medical professional, he is not a typical Washington politician. He speaks like a humble and trustworthy American. Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks truth to mired minds; he prods false conscience and fills blank consciousness. History and Karma will adequately document Dr. Fauci and the president's "honest" and "Yes" men and women on the national health crisis in this time in American history, and global adversity.

Moreover, this momentous period is one of the passing phases in American history. But if you are born or naturalized as an American, you must count yourself very lucky to be part of this unique and thriving project called America. America is going through its trying period, but the resilience of her people to weather stormy conditions is her uniqueness. This time too shall pass, and it shall be raining days again in America, and the world. It's heartwarming to see science coming to the rescue of the world. The invention of vaccines through the ingenuity and management of Pfizer, Moderna, etc., will help combat the menacing and lethal virus. The Scientists and other frontline workers are respectively recognized through Dr. Anthony Fauci's tribute.

We are all Fauci!

Congratulations, Happy Birthday to a decent and accomplished scientist, and nobleman, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

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