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The Daily Planet’s Opinion: Dr. Anthony Fauci: the greatest doctor ‘in all of the land?’
Monday, 15 February 2021 11:09

We laughed along with the assessment of millenial radio talk show host Ben Shapiro when, on his Feb. 5 show, he asked (with tongue in cheek): 

“Who is the greatest doctor in all of the land?”

In Shapiro’s deliberately wacky rankings, among the best are:

• Dr. Pepper (the soft drink)

• Dr. J (aka ex-basketball star Julius Erving) 

• Dr. Jonas Salk (an American virologist and medical researcher who developed one of the first successful polio vaccines)

But, at the very top of the list, he named ... Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Fauci, an American physician-scientist and immunologist serving as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, is chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden since 2021.

The ever-playful Shapiro verbally needled Fauci’s recent stance recommending that the public wear two masks for greater safety, then changing his mind and instead urging wearing one mask ... and then, later, returning to his two-mask recommendation.

As for this writing (Feb. 7), other top doctors in the field have taken vehement exception to Fauci’s two-mask recommendation, giving sound-reasoning for their stance. 

Shapiro quipped that Fauci provides “reassurance and certainty... Really well done!”



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