You know you’re famous when there are multiple bobbleheads honoring your likeness.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has expanded its homage to Dr. Anthony Fauci by releasing a new figurine of the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has expanded its homage to Dr. Anthony Fauci by releasing a new figurine of the nation’s top infectious disease expert. (SWNS)
The new “facepalm edition” figure features a suit-clad Fauci covering his face with his hand, with his eyes closed, immortalizing a now-viral moment from a March 20 coronavirus task force briefing while President Trump spoke.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum first celebrated Fauci with an inaugural bobblehead in April, making a model of the White House Coronavirus Task Force member motioning to “flatten the curve.”
Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, and National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci listen as President Donald Trump speaks with the coronavirus task force during a briefing on Friday, March 20, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
In a Monday interview, National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum founders Phil Sklar and Brad Novak told The Washington Post that the entire initial stock of 42,020 Fauci bobbleheads sold out by mid-August.
Now, the facepalm figurine is available for pre-sale ($30) at the Milwaukee museum’s website. The latest edition of the buzzed-about bobble is already going quick, as the "blue tie" version has already sold out.
With each Fauci figure sold, the Bobblehead Hall of Fame will donate $5 to the American Hospital Association's Protect the Heroes Campaign in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge, according to the online store.
All jokes aside, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recently warned that the American people should prepare to "hunker down" this fall and winter in the fight against COVID-19.