His book was removed from all major retailers.
White House coronavirus adviser and top government epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Fauci’s forthcoming book appears to have been scrubbed from Amazon and other major distributors following the release of thousands of his emails Wednesday.
Fauci’s book, titled “Expect the Unexpected: Ten Lessons on Truth, Service, and the Way Forward,” was announced on May 17 with a November publication date, according to its original Amazon listing. The listing described the book as offering “inspiration in [Fauci’s] unique perspective on leadership, expecting the unexpected, and finding joy in difficult times.”
On Wednesday however, critics noticed that the book appeared to have been completely scrubbed from the site. A cached version of the Amazon listing still displayed the book’s promotional description and preorder status, Just The News reported. Barnes & Noble also appears to have taken down the book’s listing Wednesday morning, a separate cached website shows.
“The book was developed by National Geographic Books in connection with an upcoming National Geographic Documentary Film about Dr. Fauci. Nat Geo drew from interviews and speeches delivered by Dr. Fauci for the book. He will not earn any royalties from its publication and was not paid (same for the upcoming documentary). It was prematurely posted for pre-sale (which is why you see it was taken down),” a National Geographic spokeswoman told Fox News.
The move prompted speculation on social media with critics wondering whether Fauci’s now-public emails had something to do with the listing’s disappearance.
“Amazon is just following the science,” one user quipped.