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The Fauci Effect



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Hello, and welcome to reposted. In the next few moments we'll be breaking down the posts that we have found to be inspiring, interesting, or otherwise entertaining quotes that catch our eye and we feel are worth a deeper look. Thank you for stopping by the here of 2020 Dr. Anthony Fauci has been gotten more press than anyone else, I think maybe the President of the United States, but Dr. Fauci has made a big impact on society. And today we're talking about the Fauci effect, which medical schools are calling the reason for the increase in applications to medical school. It's gone up in the US 18% this year. I think this is interesting that people have a reaction directly to seeing something like when the September 11 attacks happened in New York, a lot of people enlisted in the military podcasts blew up over the last couple years, we started a podcast. Gee, what is it about seeing something that makes people want to do it? Like, is it out of sight out of mind, like I think this is a really interesting effect. First of all,


Larry

I don't want to just respect Fauci, but I'm going to call this the Vasco de Gama effect. As you know, one of the most famous Porky Portuguese explorers of all time, and the Portuguese had the same thing. He went sail the world, a bunch of people from Portugal started sailing the world, as you know, they speak Portuguese and Brazilian. And so I think it's the same thing when you see success. When you see your heroes, you kind of want to, I mean, Dr. Fauci is amazing. He's dealing with some interesting people. And he's stayed the course, he has not gone a foul.


Andrew

Yeah, and I mean, I think that's why we make such a big deal about trailblazers, we say, because of this one person, the Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player, because of him, he opened the gates and like, once you're far enough down the road, you don't think about how big of a deal that was. But I like that people can use him as a role model. He actually is like trying to play it down. He's like, a more realistic assessment, as rather than the Fauci effect, is effective as a physician who's trying to and hopefully succeeding and having an important impact. He's trying to play it down. But I think it's people are seeing that someone can do something impactful. And they're like, I want to do that too. As maybe in 2019, you weren't seeing physicians in the headlines being impactful. And so people are like, well, there's, it's not gonna make much of a difference.


Larry

Do you think this is partially because they see Fauci as a straight shooter, like so for instance, I say, he's worked for every US president since Ronald Reagan. Right? So you got Reagan, you got Bush, you got Clinton, you got W Bush, be so many different personalities. And it seems as if he didn't really change his personality to fit the present it just like he was essentially who he was, regardless, who's president.


Andrew

He's kind of like a beacon of light and an otherwise very tumultuous political landscape right now, you never know what the President's gonna say, you never know what the President Elect is gonna say. But through all of it, Fauci is like, this is what I'm doing. He's also pretty pragmatic. He's like, I'm canceling Thanksgiving with my family. People are gonna do what they're gonna do. I suggest doing this, but I'm not trying to force you to do something.


Larry

That's an interesting point him saying, I saw the 60 minutes where he said the same thing. He's got kids, I'm assuming you got grandkids, and he said, we're not going to be together this year. Someone said like, well, he has to say that he's Dr. Fauci. Maybe he does, maybe he doesn't. But as we know, there's lots of politicians who say, Hey, don't go to restaurants, and then go go to restaurants.


Andrew

Yeah, this isn't a political show. But I have a list of politicians that have gone against what directly what they've said, that upsets me a lot. So I think that is one of the reasons that he is more appealing.


Larry

You know, the other thing too, you know, in the military, right? You we like to think that the best military officers rise to become generals, my brothers in the military, I've noticed people that you still have to play a political game to get in like any job, right? Any job you ever want to move up. There's politics involved, they don't necessarily always take the best person. And so I'm sure Dr. Fauci has thought about playing this political game to stay with the presidents, but it seems as if he's a straight shooter, and that's why people like him.


Andrew

Yeah, I mean, you hear so many times that like, you, you stick with someone because they're going to be a voice of reason, or they're going to tell you the truth. And I would submit that if he had played the political game more, he might not have made it through all the Presidents because it's like, just these politicians or people in power, like, I know what he's gonna say, and it's not going to be to tell me what I want to hear. It's going to be what his medical opinion is,


Larry

you know, and I also just love this statistic, too. Right, because we're obviously, you know, 100 years pandemic, right? People are suffering, the everything's been going on in life. And I love the people. I mean, hopefully altruistically, people are seeing Dr. Fauci make a difference. And they want to do that, too. That's why I love this statistic.


Andrew

And I feel like my perception of the medical field is that it's very bleak. There's a, it's more and more expensive, more lawyers graduate every year than doctors. And so anytime you have a mistake, you have five lawyers trying to take you down. And so like seeing a beacon of hope that want to get people in. On the flip side of it, though, one thing I saw from this article is that perhaps a lot of plans were made post grad, and they fell through. And so people are like, well, I'll just apply to medical school. Well, if you're negative, that's a negative thing. And that


Larry

just is the last part of that is that, you know, 18% more people are applying to medical school, or they say the increased by because people have more time. So they're like, I got more time, I might as well fill out a medical school application. Like, we have all these altruistic ideas. They just have more time.


Andrew

I'm feeling bored. Maybe I'll become a doctor. My mom is a piano teacher. And she just took on a new student, his kids 11. And she, he taught himself like through an app how to play and he's actually kind of intermediate before he even started. She's like, what made you want to start playing the piano? What got you to teach? And he goes, I was bored. So I mean, it does. It does come through. And maybe people will start podcasts because they listened to us,


Larry

hey, look at that,


Andrew

or they're bored. Or, or maybe they'll become a neurosurgeon, or


Larry

health expert. You know, whatever the inspiration is, it has to come from inspiration doesn't come out of nowhere. Sometimes it does. Maybe Picasso. But But oftentimes, inspiration comes from something you see like you want to become a musician, because you saw Led Zeppelin. So now a young person wants to make the world a better place. He sees Fauci on the air trying to, by the way, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor. he's a he's a really good guy at what he does. And so it's like, you know, what, if Dr. fancies inspiration for someone who want to make the world a better place, God bless him.


Andrew

Yeah. And I guess what you were saying that nothing comes out of nowhere. We talked a while ago, I don't remember who the quote was from but good artists steal. Yep. Like, no one wanted to be an actor, because they just were a kid and was like, I should act. They see someone do it. Everything is nothing is an original idea. And so I like the Doctor Fauci has brought the medical field to the forefront and more people want to be a doctor and hopefully, will fill the void of physicians that we have, by the


Larry

way, and I would just like say this in this world, like he just works all the time. It's not like he's got this glamorous job, like, I want to be Dr. Fauci because I want to be on the like, he's a doctor in a pandemic. By the way, his other pandemic was aids in the 80s. Like, he works really hard. It's not a sexy job, and I liked it, people. I don't know the good of humankind that people want to do that as well. is cool.


Andrew

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