‘The sexiest man alive.’
Anthony Fauci, an 80-year-old scientist, doctor and public servant, has become an unlikely cult hero for millions of people during the Covid pandemic.
The US diseases expert has been spoofed by Brad Pitt and lauded as the ‘sexiest man alive’.
Now the pop culture phenomenon is the focus of a documentary, appropriately titled: Fauci.
“At the core of Tony’s popularity is that people intuit that this is a man who is speaking the truth and will not let anything stand in the way,” says John Hoffman, the co-director of a new documentary.
“Tony is the signal amid the noise. People are able to sense that there’s a lot of noise and their ears are trying to find the signal and Tony is the signal.”
Follow the link in bio to read our full feature on the man whose career has spanned seven US presidents and been bookended by the two great pandemics of the past century: HIV/Aids and Covid.