Kicker – Doc donut

NICK EICHER: Well, CNN and MSNBC may have put some social distance between their audiences and the White House coronavirus briefings. In other words, the networks stopped airing the briefings live.

But those editorial decisions are not depriving the president’s medical point-man Anthony Fauci of lots of face time. Dr. Fauci’s mug is showing up at bakeries from upstate New York to Wisconsin, as a decoration for cookies and the tops of doughnuts.

SEMERARO: We want to give thanks to the people that really are educating us and letting us know what’s out there.

That’s Nick Semeraro and he runs Donuts Delite in Rochester, New York—just wanting to give credit where it’s due. So he created the Famous Doc Donut, featuring the infectious disease expert’s image printed on wafer-thin edible paper, resting atop an artery-clogging layer of buttercream. And then some more frosting with red-white-and-blue sprinkles.

Of course Dr. Fauci is a long-time expert on public health and if he didn’t have bigger issues to deal with he’d probably advise dialing back the buttercream.

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(Shawn Dowd/Democrat & Chronicle via AP) In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020 photo, donuts bearing the likeness of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, rest on a plate at Donuts Delite in Rochester, N.Y. Donuts Delite began making donuts featuring Fauci’s face earlier in the week. 

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