Hundreds of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails have been released this week giving a glimpse into his handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The emails were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and published by Buzzfeed and the Washington Post.
Emails have revealed a “symbiotic relationship between the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head and some members of the press.” While it is natural for the press to grovel to the expert at hand, “in an effort to gain access as it became increasingly clear that the disease would be a major story over the long term” there seems to be a clear line that was crossed.
Relationships are a natural part of the media’s job in order to cultivate first-hand sources in order to best serve factual and accurate information to its readers and viewers. “However, some journalists may have crossed the line into advocacy by offering assurances to Fauci.” National Review reports:
Kyra Phillips of ABC News, for example, all but promised Fauci exclusively positive coverage. After assuring him that she had “respected” him “professionally and medically” for the better part of two decades, Phillips emphasized that she understood Fauci was in “a unique situation.”
“I want you to know that I respect that and would never put you in a situation with my correspondence that would jeopardize you in anyway [sic],” Phillips went on. So, not only did Phillips flatter Fauci and acknowledge the difficult circumstances he found himself in, she insisted that she would not endanger him in any way — politically or otherwise — regardless of what was to transpire or whatever information about Fauci she might come into.
Fauci began the pandemic as a popular figure trusted across the political spectrum, with the press’s instinctive deference to him no doubt contributing to the public’s initial acceptance of Fauci as the authority on pandemic-related issues. His ceaseless media presence, persistently pessimistic tone, and affinity for “noble lies” have, however, led to his becoming a more partisan figure who commands the trust of Democrats but not Republicans or even most independents.
Phillips has not yet responded to a request for comment.
Emails Show Fauci Thanked for Dismissing Lab-Leak Theory
Emails to and from Dr. Anthony Fauci have been obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and they are quite telling. Amongst them is correspondence with Dr. Peter Daszak the president of the EcoHealth Alliance which conducted “gain-of-function” research about bat coronaviruses in China at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). In the emails, Daszak thanks Fauci for publicly dismissing the lab-leak theory.
RedState reports “while Fauci has been attempting to distance himself from having any knowledge of EcoHealth Alliance projects, including those of Dr. Peter Daszak…newly released emails detail the praise Daszak heaped upon Fauci for his dismissing of the lab-leak theory.”
Just six weeks after COVID-19’s original outbreak, Daszak wrote an email to Fauci on April 18th, 2020 stating:
“As the Pl of the ROl grant publicly targeted by Fox News reporters at the Presidential press briefing last night, I just wanted to say a personal thank you on behalf of our staff and collaborators, for publicly standing up and stating that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin for COVID-19 from a bat-to-human spillover, not a lab release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
From my perspective, your comments are brave, and coming from your trusted voice, will help dispel the myths being spun around the virus’ origins. Once this pandemic’s over I look forward to thanking you in person and let you know how important your comments are to us all.”
As RedState points out, “the disturbing nature of this email is in the fact that Daszak was one of the lead investigators from the Who into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and again, his having funded undisputed gain-of-function research at the WIV.” Daszak has “been seen throughout this investigation, even to the point of spreading misinformation to deflect from EcoHealth Alliance’s potential liability associated with the lab-release theory.”
Dr. Fauci had a simple, nonchalant and friendly response: “Peter: Many thanks for your kind note. Best Regards, Tony.” The casual, first-name basis demeanor is troubling. “The two clearly are familiar with each other.” RedState reports:
As this story continues to progress, it is clear that more is going on here than was previously disclosed. For Fauci and Daszak to be exchanging emails regarding the origins of SARS-CoV-2, just months after the initial outbreak goes to show the lack of serious credible look taken into the potential of this lab leak. As previously reported, it took Chinese researchers 14 years to determine with certainty, the source of the SARS-CoV virus from 2003. The same determination about SARS-CoV-2 was made by Chinese Officials and then later by the WHO (in which Daszak participated as a lead) in just a few short weeks.
Now that it is no longer heresy to question the source of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it is starting to look more and more like a cover-up from the beginning.
Make it Stop: Children’s Book About Dr. Fauci Set for Publication
A new children’s book about the director of U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci is set to be released on June 29.
The book, titled, “Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor” is being published by Simon & Schuster and recommended for children ages 4 to 8.
The book blurb states, “His father and immigrant grandfather taught Anthony to ask questions. Consider all the data, and never give up – and Anthony’s ability to stay curious and to communicate with people would serve him his entire life.”
The author, Kate Messner, said her goal in writing the book was to inspire other children to be like Dr. Fauci.
Messner told CNN, “Before Tony Fauci was America’s doctor, he was a kid with a million questions, about everything from the tropical fish in his bedroom to the things he was taught in Sunday school. I’m really hopeful that curious kids who read this book – those we’re counting on to solve tomorrow’s scientific challenges – will see themselves in the pages of Dr Fauci’s story and set their goals just as high.”
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