“Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested that he should be criminally investigated. Republican members of Congress introduced a ‘Fire Fauci Act’ to remove his salary.
Now White House medical adviser Anthony S. Fauci — a polarizing figure in the U.S. response to the coronavirus — is also part of a rising GOP star’s political branding.
‘Don’t Fauci My Florida,’ read drink koozies and T-shirts that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s campaign team rolled out.” (We’re living through a sick and stupid age at exactly the wrong time.) WaPo: DeSantis sells ‘Don’t Fauci My Florida’ merch as new coronavirus cases near highest in nation.

+ Summer setback: COVID deaths and cases rising again globally. (Quick, someone order more koozies.)