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Note:  Dr. Anthony Fauci along with Dr. Deborah Birx, led the White House Coronavirus Task Force. He is one of the world’s leading experts on infectious diseases, and during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic The New Yorker and The New York Times described Fauci as one of the most trusted medical figures in the U.S. He began his career with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1968 and has served as the director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the past 34 years. He earns $384,000/year.  From 1983 to 2002, Dr. Fauci was one of the world’s most-cited scientists in scientific journals.

1. What is cartoonist Tom Stiglich implying about Dr. Fauci’s COVID-19 advice?
2. Do you agree with the cartoonist’s intended meaning? Explain your answer.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Tom Stiglich


1. In his role as head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force Dr. Fauci has given conflicting recommendations on the virus, which has confused people about what is safe and what they should do to protect themselves and their children.
Dr. Fauci has given mixed messages on how to deal with the coronavirus.

2. Opinion question. Answers vary.