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The good doctor: What Dr. Tony Fauci teaches America about expertise and trust

The good doctor: What Dr. Tony Fauci teaches America about expertise and trust
It wasn’t throwing out the first pitch, but it was a much more important use of an arm when Dr. Tony Fauci rolled up his other sleeve to get vaccinated for all the world to see. Then, about an hour later, this son of Bensonhurst, America’s top COVID warrior, talked with us.

It wasn’t throwing out the first pitch, but it was a much more important use of an arm when Dr.Tony Fauci rolled up his other sleeve to get vaccinated for all the world to see.He stresses that everyone needs to get the shot when it’s offered — and then should keep wearing masks and distancing until we hit herd immunity.A shot in the arm of confidence.

(PATRICK SEMANSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Fauci says he’s spending a lot of his time speaking to historically Black colleges, churches and similar audiences, trying to reassure people in traditionally underserved communities that the vaccine is safe and effective and the only way to finally end this plague, which has hit minorities hardest.Turning 80 tomorrow, Fauci has been promoting science and equity — and fighting disease and ignorance — for more than half a century.

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