Who Deserves a Glass of Riesling?
Dr. Anthony Fauci Deserves a Glass of Riesling.
Because he is the doctor in the darkness, the watcher on the podium,
the truth that extinguishes all fanfaronade, the light that illuminates our brains and calms our nerves, the voice that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realm of America.
Because he was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1940, the grandson of immigrants
from southern Italy. His first job was to deliver prescriptions
from his father’s pharmacy (his papa was known as “Doc”).
He eventually graduated from Cornell Medical School (first in his class) in 1966
and joined the NIH in 1968.
Because chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. And there is no one better to have
at the top of that ladder than Dr. Fauci, to help guide us forward in these uncertain times.
Because Dr. Fauci is the head (and has been since 1984) of
the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
In that role, he has advised six Presidents on the prevention, diagnosing, and treatment
of established diseases (tuberculosis, malaria++) and emerging diseases (Ebola, SARS++).
His greatest work so far has been with HIV / AIDS:
developing antiretroviral therapies and the crafting of the PEPFAR program.
Because the night is dark and full of terrors.
Always wash your hands with soap and water.
Always never touch your face with unwashed hands.
Always cough / sneeze into your elbow.
Always clean surfaces that others have touched.
Always be social distancing, even from loved ones.
Always get lots of sleep.
Because Dr. Fauci tells us to.