Dr. Anthony Fauci received a $1 million cash payout from the nation of Israel in the form of the Dan David Prize this week, adding to the highest paid federal employee in America's impressive bank account. The reason given for the cash prize was Fauci's act of "courageously defending science in the face of uninformed opposition."
Tel Aviv University President and Dan David Prize Board chairman Ariel Porat stated, "The coronavirus pandemic has presented humanity with new challenges. Therefore, this year, we decided to honor the fields at the forefront of the battle against the virus – health and medicine. International review committees selected this year's laureates for their pioneering work and their exceptional contributions to humanity in these fields, in three time dimensions – past, present and future."
According the prize board, Fauci won the cash payout for "courageously defending science in the face of uninformed opposition during the challenging Covid crisis."
Dr. Anthony Fauci won the $1 million Israeli-based Dan David Prize for "courageously defending science in the face of uninformed opposition during the challenging Covid crisis" pic.twitter.com/sCUEj52tye— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) February 15, 2021