(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

This film covers Dr. Anthony Fauci's work not only with the COVID-19 pandemic, but also with the AIDS/HIV epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s. (Interestingly, both were politicized, though in very different ways, and we can see how politics often drives people's positions more than science does.) In both epidemics, Fauci had a major role. Though most of the film is about his efforts against disease, there is some biographical material, as he talks about trying to balance his family life and his professional career (hard to do when he is the point man during an epidemic). (Warning: on- line ratings such as in the IMDB tend to be skewed by political factors and should not be trusted.)

Released theatrically 09/10/21; available on Disney+ and NatGeoTV. Rating: +2 (-4 to +4), or 7/10.

Film Credits: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13984924/reference

What others are saying: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fauci

					Mark R. Leeper
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