Dr Fauci Awarded $1 Million Israeli Prize For ‘Speaking Truth To Power’ Amid Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/02/15/968059128/fauci-awarded-1-million-israeli-prize-for-speaking-truth-to-power-amid-pandemic

Wow. awesome! πŸ‘
Dr Fauci’s energy, willingness to learn, adapt and act accordingly, put in extra hours for research and other administrative work and then communicate clearly simply amazing πŸ‘Œ
Perhaps the most amazing quality is speaking truth to power and it’s good that is specifically mentioned as a reason for the award πŸ‘
Qualities worthy of admiration and emulation πŸ™
You da man, Dr Fauci! Take a bow! πŸ‘πŸ˜Š



The Most Important Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of!

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-most-important-scientist-you-ve-never-heard-of?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Longer read than I am used to these days, I found it fascinating and absolutely riveting. Combines science, history, automobile and oil industries, tragedies and Government for context and makes it a must read. πŸ‘Œ
Have to agree Clair Patterson most likely was one the most important scientists who might now be relatively unknown. Role of his doctoral advisor is important and interesting for the lies he told to get funding for Clair Patterson’s important research. Truly, in search of truth a thousand lies is worth it if it means countless lives saved! This article also probably offers explanation why America might be one of the most admired (courage, creativity, tenacity and sagacity of individuals determined to do good without fear of consequences) and most reviled nations (power of corporations/industries to ignore safety in pursuing profits). The ultimate triumph of a noble soul, pitted against very powerful forces, is gratifying to read. πŸ‘
Kudos to the writer Lucas Reilly who has done a masterful job of bringing in all the elements for a great piece. πŸ‘

P.S. Having seen “Unleaded Gasoline” label on gas station pumps I was wondering if leaded gasoline is still sold. As of 2017 only Algeria, Iraq, Yemen, Myanmar, North Korea, and Afghanistan had not banned leaded gasoline. Was thinking perhaps the “Unleaded” label should be removed too just to remove any traces of lead that might have been used to paint the labels πŸ˜‚

Human angels

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/05/us/veteran-meals-for-hunger-relief-trnd/index.html

Spirit of the holidays lives on and angels are still around in the form of anonymous people who may seem ordinary and yet perform incredible acts of generosity πŸ‘πŸ™
This news follows another incredible act of generosity by Indian school teacher, Ranjitsinh Disale, who announced he would like to share half of his $ one million Global Teacher prize with other nine finalists couple of days ago πŸ‘Œ
May their likes inspire all of us to do our best πŸ™

Global teacher prize

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/04/world/global-teacher-prize-scli-intl/index.html
One of those Only in India type feel good stories 😊
Nah, I was just kidding about the “Only in India” part πŸ™
The inspiring and worthy teacher who won the first prize is from India. πŸ‘
In an incredible act of generosity he has indicated he wants to share half the prize money with the other 9 finalist teachers from all over the world so that they can continue doing their good work with the additional money πŸ‘ŒπŸ™
Way to go! πŸ‘