Dr. Anthony Fauci’s new book has been taken down by Amazon and Barnes & Noble
The book titled, “Expect the Unexpected: Ten Lessons on Truth, Service, and the Way Forward,” was set for publication on November 2 and was open for pre-orders earlier this week.
Now the 80-page book, announced on May 17, has disappeared from the websites of major booksellers amid criticism of some of the emails Fauci wrote in the first half of 2020. National Geographic was listed as the publisher of the book.
Since the publication of this article, a National Geographic spokesperson has told Newsweek the book was removed from the websites because it went on pre-sale prematurely…..sure.
The links now lead to error pages. But there are still Google web cache versions of the listings and the book has not yet been removed from Amazon.co.uk.
Because of this, Dr. Fauci faced a backlash on Tuesday over his plans to publish the book as some conservatives accused him of trying to profit from the pandemic before it had come to an end.
“The book was developed by National Geographic Books in connection with an upcoming National Geographic Documentary Film about Dr. Fauci. He will not earn any royalties from its publication.”
The book features interviews that Fauci has conducted during his 34-years as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
The overview states: “The earnest reflections in these pages will offer a universal message on how to lead in times of crisis and find resilience in the face of disappointments and obstacles.”
Meanwhile, Fauci is under fire as emails published by the Washington Post appear to contradict some of his public stances on face masks and other pandemic issues.
“Profiting from the pandemic with a book deal is truly a new low,” Rep. Andy Biggs tweeted on Tuesday. The Daily Caller’s Greg Price said the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was about to make money from a book “while you lost your business and had your kids out of school for a year.”