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February 06, 2023

Anthony Fauci Has Been Charging $100,000 Per Speaking Engagement So That People Can See Science In the Flesh
Plus: Study Finds Ugly People Are Most Addicted to Wearing Masks Forever

The griftiest government bureaucrat is grifting even more since his retirement.

Dr. Anthony Fauci was chastised online on Sunday after critics discovered that the retired NIAID director, who was once the highest-paid federal U.S. government employee, is charging up to $100,000 for speaking engagements.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' rapid response director Christina Pushaw on Sunday tweeted a screenshot from the Leading Motivational Speaker's Agency's website, which lists Fauci as a "motivational" and "health care" keynote speaker with a price tag that ranges from $50,000 to $100,000.

The website describes Fauci as someone "who's career warrants execution under immense pressure that can alter the course of human existence. His work on domestic as well as global health issues has saved millions of lives. This high level of research, discovery and execution is amazing given the grave challenges he faces on a daily basis," the agency writes.

I agree with part of that statement.

By the way it's "whose" not "who's."

In closely-related news, a new study proves what we long have strongly suspected: The people clinging most hard to wearing mask forever... are physically unattractive people hiding their ugly mugs.

The Daily Mail:

EXCLUSIVE: Unattractive people are MORE likely to keep wearing face masks in post-Covid era, study suggests

People who consider themselves attractive are less likely to wear face masks

Those who see themselves as less attractive likely beliee masks improve looks

Meanwhile, other major analysis found masks made 'no difference' to infections

Attractive people are less likely to keep wearing face masks in the post-Covid era, a study suggests.

Researchers conducted three questionnaires asking people about self-perceived attractiveness and mask-wearing intentions in various scenarios.

They concluded that young and middle-aged Americans who view themselves as attractive 'believe wearing a mask hinders the opportunities to deliver a favorable impression to others'.


It comes after a major analysis found face masks made 'little to no difference' to Covid infection or death rates.

Initially used for anti-viral protection, the face mask has become one of the symbols of a fierce culture war in the US.

More like an Attractiveness War.

...

Even though President Joe Biden declared the Covid pandemic 'over' late last year, as many as four in 10 Americans still wear masks 'occasionally'.

Researchers from Seoul National University in South Korea wanted to see if self-perceived attractiveness played a role in people's mask-wearing intentions. They carried out three experiments on Americans recruited from Amazon Mechanical Turk, a crowdsourcing website for businesses.


...

Participants scored their facial attractiveness before being asked to imagine a scenario in which they are invited for a job interview at a company they really like.

They were asked to answer the following questions: 'Do you think the interviewers will perceive you as more attractive with a face mask?' and 'If wearing a face mask is optional in this interview session, would you wear a face mask during the company interview?'

People who scored themselves as very attractive were less likely to answer yes. They were also less likely to endorse the belief that mask-wearing enhances their appearance, which further dampened their mask-wearing intention in job interviews.

In an intervening study, 344 people who imagined themselves interviewing for a job at a well-respected company were asked: 'Do you think the interviewers will perceive you as more [trustworthy/competent/attractive] with a face mask?'

People who answered yes to those questions were more apt to wear masks in the interview.

...

The report was published in Frontiers in Psychology.


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