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Dr. Anthony Fauci Honored With New Award



Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top U.S. health expert, got a big honor from the United Kingdom’s Royal Society, the oldest science group still going. They made him a fellow, a prestigious title. But, just a few days later, trouble brewed.

A government team went through emails from Dr. David Morens also who used to work closely with Fauci. This stirred up some criticism and put Fauci in the hot seat.

The Royal Society picked 90 scientists worldwide who they think are doing groundbreaking work in both academic research and industry,” explained President Sir Adrian Smith.

This society has a long history of honoring top-notch thinkers. They’ve given nods to famous names like Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, also Albert Einstein, David Attenborough, and Elon Musk. It’s a big deal to be recognized by them.


Newsweek reached out to both the Royal Society and Georgetown University Medical Center via email on Friday for comments regarding Dr. Anthony Fauci. Renowned for his expertise in immunology, while Fauci has held prestigious roles including Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden.

Throughout his illustrious career, he has made significant contributions to the understanding and management of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, and, most prominently, COVID-19.

In 2008, Dr. Anthony Fauci was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-President George W. Bush, also recognizing his exceptional achievements in public health and medical research. His impact extends globally while, evidenced by the impressive tally of 62 honorary doctoral degrees bestowed upon him by universities around the world.

Dr. Anthony Fauci photographed in Washington, D.C. on December 9, 2022.
Dr. Anthony Fauci photographed in Washington, D.C. on December 9, 2022.

Fauci’s dedication to advancing medical science and his unwavering commitment to public health have solidified his reputation as a leading figure in the field of immunology.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, Dr. Fauci has become widely known to the public. But along with fame came increased attention and questions.


Some people have criticized his recommendations about wearing masks and getting vaccinated. There are also theories about where the virus came from and whether information about it has been kept secret.

Critics have questioned Dr. Anthony Fauci advice about masks and vaccines. While, they wonder if it’s necessary to wear masks and get vaccinated. So, Some people disagree with these recommendations.

There are also theories about the origin of the virus. Some people think it came from a lab, while others believe it came from animals. Some even suggest also there might have been a cover-up about how the virus started. So, these theories have led to debates and investigations.

This week, the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, also spearheaded by Republican Representative Brad Wenstrup, unveiled a 35-page memo that ignited a storm of controversy. The memo highlighted emails from Dr. Morens that cast a shadow of doubt over Dr. Fauci’s involvement in a potential cover-up within the upper echelons of the NIH while regarding crucial records pertaining to the origins of COVID-19.


These revelations have sparked intense scrutiny and raised profound concerns about the transparency and integrity of the NIH’s actions throughout the pandemic.

In a scathing press release, while the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic delivered a damning indictment against Dr. Morens, accusing him of subverting the functions of the U.S. government.

The memo paints a picture of Dr. Morens engaging in unlawful conduct, including the deletion of crucial federal COVID-19 records, so utilizing personal email to evade scrutiny under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and exhibiting a pattern of behavior unbecoming of a federal employee.

These revelations have sent shockwaves through the corridors of power, while prompting urgent calls for accountability and reform within the highest levels of government.


Dr. Anthony Fauci recent election as a fellow of the Royal Society has stirred significant controversy while, drawing mixed reactions from various quarters. The Daily Sceptic, a British blog known for disseminating misinformation about COVID vaccines, seized upon this occasion to criticize Fauci.

In an article questioning his suitability for the honor, they pointedly suggested that Fauci’s actions may have inadvertently contributed to the outbreak’s origins. Referencing a contentious theory proposing that the virus originated from a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, rather than through natural transmission between species, the blog highlighted Fauci’s purported role in what they termed “incautious scheming.”

These assertions underscore the ongoing debate surrounding the origins of COVID-19 and the complexities surrounding Fauci’s legacy amidst the pandemic.

Fauci’s Awards & Honors:

The list of awards and honors received by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

  1. 1979: Arthur S. Flemming Award
  2. 1993: Honorary Doctor of Science, Bates College
  3. 1995: Ernst Jung Prize (shared with Samuel A. Wells, Jr.)
  4. 1995: Honorary Doctor of Science, Duke University
  5. 1996: Honorary Doctor of Science, Colgate University
  6. 1999: Honorary Doctor of Public Service, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  7. 2002: Albany Medical Center Prize
  8. 2003: Golden Plate Award, American Academy of Achievement
  9. 2005: National Medal of Science, President of the United States
  10. 2005: American Association of Immunologists Lifetime Achievement Award
  11. 2007: Mary Woodard Lasker Public Service Award, Lasker Foundation
  12. 2007: George M. Kober Medal, Association of American Physicians
  13. 2008: Presidential Medal of Freedom
  14. 2013: UCSF Medal, University of California, San Francisco
  15. 2013: Robert Koch Gold Medal, Robert Koch Foundation, Germany
  16. 2013: Prince Mahidol Award, Prince Mahidol Award Foundation, Thailand
  17. 2015: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Johns Hopkins University
  18. 2015: Honorary Doctor of Public Service, The George Washington University
  19. 2016: John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
  20. 2018: Honorary Doctor of Science, commencement speaker, American University
  21. 2018: Honorary Doctor of Science, Boston University
  22. 2019: Bertrand Russell Society Award
  23. 2020: Federal Employee of the Year, Partnership for Public Service
  24. 2020: Presidential Citation for Exemplary Leadership, National Academy of Medicine
  25. 2020: Ripple of Hope Award, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
  26. 2020: Time’s Guardian of the Year, along with the frontline health workers, Assa Traoré, Porche Bennett-Bey, and racial justice organizers.
  27. 2020: Harris Dean’s Award, The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
  28. 2020: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
  29. 2020: John Maddox Prize, Sense about Science
  30. 2021: Blessed are the Peacemakers Award from Catholic Theological Union
  31. 2021: Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association
  32. 2021: Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences
  33. 2021: Dan David Prize, Dan David Foundation, Israel
  34. 2021: President’s Medal, The George Washington University
  35. 2021: Honorary Doctor of Science, McGill University
  36. 2022: Honorary Doctor of Science, Sapienza University of Rome
  37. 2022: Honorary Doctor of Science, commencement speaker, University of Michigan
  38. 2022: Hutch Award winner, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  39. 2023: ribbon bar Order of the Rising Sun, 2nd Class, Gold and Silver Star
  40. 2023: Honorary Doctor of Science, commencement speaker, Washington University in St. Louis
  41. 2023: Sheba Global Health Award from Sheba Medical Center
  42. 2023: Foreign Member of the Royal Society

Additionally, special mentions include:

  • Dr. Fauci was invited to deliver guest remarks for the Johns Hopkins University Class of 2020.
  • The College of the Holy Cross renamed its science complex the Anthony S. Fauci Integrated Science Complex on June 11, 2022.