COVID-19 'spokesperson' Dr. Anthony Fauci is picking up quite a following. But is he SEXY? I mean, like, Idris Elba -sexy? A few people sure seem to think so.

Somebody started a petition on Change.org to have him named "People" magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. As of last night, it had more than 3,400 signatures and the updated target goal was 5,000.

The petition states, 'His comforting and intelligent demeanor has helped to lessen our national anxiety. He speaks truth to power, a strength few have at this time. His kind face and manner of speaking bring calm during the storm. For sapiophiles and many others, he is the definitive Sexiest Man Alive in 2020.' (A sapiophile is someone who is attracted to intelligence or intelligent people.)

On the flip side, CNN reports that Dr. Fauci has been forced to beef up his security because he's been getting DEATH THREATS. That's not sexy, people.

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