Nat Geo Praises Dr. Fauci as a ‘Hero’ in New Documentary
Fauci gets Hollywood treatment in new documentary
Disney’s Nat Geo has put Dr. Anthony Fauci on a pedestal in a new documentary exploring the physician's journey to becoming the authority on the coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday, National Geographic Documentary Films announced the documentary feature that will trace the doctor’s career and explore his role as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
One of the producers of the documentary is Jon Bardin, who recently produced the Stacey Abrams documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy.
NatGeo's Fauci documentary's release date has not yet been announced, but the teaser trailer celebrates the doctor as a “hero.”
“This film will be an unprecedented, intimate portrait of our nation’s greatest public servant, whose relentless pursuit of truth and devotion to science has never been more important,” the film’s directors said in a statement.
But as the establishment media showered Fauci with praise, many of those outside of the leftist bubble view him as a purveyor of doom.
Early into the pandemic, Fauci suggested that Americans should never shake hands again once the coronavirus pandemic is over.
"I don't think we should ever shake hands ever again, to be honest with you," Fauci said at the time.
In October, President Donald Trump called Fauci a "disaster."
Fauci faced fire from the president, who said people were now sick of lockdowns.
“Every time he goes on television, there’s always a bomb, but there’s a bigger bomb if you fire him,” Trump said on the call, according to Axios.
More recently, Fauci endorses double masking, the practice of wearing two face masks, because "it just makes common sense."
But Fauci later backtracked after experts said wearing two face masks to protect against the coronavirus may increase the chances of contracting the virus.
"There's no data that indicates that that is going to make a difference," Fauci later said of double masking.
Infectious disease expert, Michael Osterholm, said:
"When we talk about double masking, remember what we're really talking about is just trying to prevent the virus from being excreted by me into the air or me inhaling the virus from someone else in the air, and it's both a function of face fit and face filtration," Osterholm said.
"If you add on another mask, you may actually make it tougher for the air to move through the two cloth area, and then at that point, it causes more air to actually leak around the sides, which actually enhances your ability to get infected."