New England Toy company creates Dr. Fauci plush doll
April 15, 2020
SIMSBURY, Conn. (AP) — The nation's top infectious disease specialist is getting a plush doll made in his likeness.
Simsbury-based New England Toy, which makes custom plush bears and other toys, has created a 12-inch version of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who has often appeared with President Trump at media briefings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The doll sells for $25 and the company says $5 from each sale will go to a COVID-19 charity.
Company founder Josh Livingston told The Hartford Courant he sees Dr. Fauci as a hero.