One of the nine co-winners of the 2020 Ig Nobel Prize for Medical Education is in news headlines worldwide today, for his personal experimentation with the Covid-19 virus. Here is the certificate awarded to that winner at the 30th First Annual Ig Nobel ceremony on September 17. The certificate is signed, as per tradition, by several Nobel Prize winners.
That Ig Nobel Prize for Medical Education was awarded to Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, Narendra Modi of India, Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, Donald Trump of the USA, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Vladimir Putin of Russia, and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow of Turkmenistan, for using the Covid-19 viral pandemic to teach the world that politicians can have a more immediate effect on life and death than scientists and doctors can.
Here’s video of the announcement at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony:
BONUS (September 30, 2020): “Study plumbs the influence of Ig Nobel Medical Education Prize winner Trump”
UPDATE (October 26, 2020): “President Donald Trump argued on Monday morning that it ought to be against the law for the news media to cover the pandemic ahead of the elections as the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. surpasses 225,000.”
UPDATE: (October 31, 2020): “18 Trump rallies have led to 30,000 COVID-19 cases: Stanford University study“