How dare she speak ill of America’s greatest public-health hero.
Actually, I admit to cringing a bit myself at the photo she mentions from his new InStyle interview. Poolside with shades on for a soft-focus Q&A in a fashion magazine shows more interest in cultivating a celebrity image than I’d care to see from a top scientist as we approach 140,000 dead. This bit was cringy too:
NO: And how long do you see yourself at the NIAID?
A F: I don’t see any termination within the near future because I judge [my career] by my energy and my effectiveness. And right now, with all due modesty, I think I’m pretty effective. I certainly am energetic. And I think everybody thinks I’m doing more than an outstanding job. I have a wife with incredibly good judgment, who will probably give me the signal when it’s time to step down. But I don’t think we’re anywhere near that right now.