Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s top coronavirus official, has won Israel’s prestigious Dan David Prize for 2021.
The prize is named after the late philanthropist Dan David and administered by Tel Aviv University. The Dan David Foundation awards $1 million prizes in three categories — past, present and future — for scientific, technological and cultural accomplishments.
This year’s prizes were all given to medical and health officials for “an extraordinary contribution to humanity.”
The prizes will be officially awarded in an online ceremony on May 9.
Fauci has been the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health since 1984 and is the chief medical adviser to US President Joe Biden.