Doctor Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser in Joe Biden's administration, has won one-million U.S. dollars for “defending science”.
The Israel-based Dan David Foundation honors three people every year those who have contributed to the past, the present, and the future.
One of this year's awards was given to Fauci for his career in public health and courageously speaking truth to power during the politicized COVID crisis.
Though the foundation didn't mention former President Trump, Fauci's follow-the-science approach was seen by many as being undermined during the previous administration.
The 80-year-old also earned the recognition on HIV research and AIDS relief, as well as his advocacy for COVID-19 vaccines.