Normally, parents want their children to read about great heroes and inspiring figures so they can aspire to worthy goals and emulate their noble deeds.
Given that, it’s nothing short of baffling why children’s book author Kate Messner would want to write a book about Dr. Anthony Fauci for kids -- unless self-contradiction is a virtue that deserves imitation.
According to the Daily Caller, Simon & Schuster is publishing a children’s book this summer called “Dr. Fauci: How A Boy From Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor."
The book includes excerpts from interviews with Fauci and can be purchased by pre-order.
To market the book, Simon and Schuster touted the groundbreaking progress Fauci supposedly made on preventing the spread of the coronavirus, publicizing the book on their website as “The definitive picture book biography of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the most crucial figures in the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Sure. One of Fauci’s “crucial” contributions to the fight against COVID, for example, was his advice on masks. He initially said that the general public wearing masks would not aid in stopping the spread of the coronavirus, only to later change his mind, saying he'd only said not to wear masks to keep the public from buying up all the PPE needed most by frontline medical workers.
On top of that, Fauci also admitted to intentionally moving herd immunity goalposts in order to manipulate people's behavior and encourage them to take the vaccine.
"When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent," Fauci said at the time. "Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, 'I can nudge this up a bit,' so I went to 80, 85."
“Crucial?” More like “clownish.”
On a positive note, Fauci's brain lapses over the efficacy of masks did provide some comic relief. So if Messner is trying to write a children’s book for aspiring comedians, she’s got it made.