This was bound to happen, one way or another. The only real surprise is that it took as long as it did. The ten-dollar founding father has been mashed-up with America’s most important medical professional, in the most 2020 crossover imaginable. Dr. Anthony Fauci now has his very own rendition of the opening song from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton.
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Scott Hoying of the popular a cappella group Pentatonix has given the nation’s top infectious disease expert his very own version of “Alexander Hamilton” (which we first came across at Newsweek). He shared the short track on his TikTok page. Just like the iconic opening track from Hamilton, it starts with a brief background on the “genius immunologist’s” life. It also lists his overwhelming credentials and many of his incredibly impressive accomplishments.
But the main crux of the song is about how certain people/presidents don’t seem to appreciate how we should be listening to Dr. Fauci. He is one of the leading infectious disease experts in the entire world. He’s also a longtime, loyal public servant who has served with honor and distinction under multiple administrations of both parties. Dr. Fauci should be the voice on dealing with COVID-19. Instead some are trying to undermine Fauci’s work while he combats the disease and tries to keep people safe.
Even in the face of intense opposition from some, he’s leading. No matter the personal cost he’s trying to guide the country through a horrific pandemic. He’s a lot more Alexander Hamilton than he is Aaron Burr, sir.
That’s why, even beyond the obvious 2020-ness of it, this mashup really was inevitable. Hamilton is back on everyone’s mind after the musical’s release on Disney+. And it’s a great reminder we should listen to literal geniuses.
They know what they’re talking about.
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