Hundreds of emails that were sent by Dr. Anthony Fauci in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic have just come to light, and what he had to say in some of them is very interesting, to say the least.
The emails were obtained by The Washington Post and other media organizations through Freedom of Information Act requests. In the email, Fauci responds to hundreds of people questioning him, many of whom he did not know.
On multiple occasions, Fauci emailed back and forth with George Gao, a top infectious disease official in China. When Fauci found himself being attacked for supporting social distancing rules that shut down schools, Gao sent him an encouraging message to boost his spirits.
“Thank you for your kind note,” Fauci replied after three days. “All is well despite some crazy people in this world.”
In April of 2020, Fauci also forwarded a story called “‘Cuomo Crush’ and ‘Fauci Fever’ — Sexualization of These Men Is a Real Thing on the Internet” to a person whose name has been redacted.
“It will blow your mind,” Fauci wrote. “Our society is really totally nuts.”
In February of 2020, Fauci was sent a message by a stranger who obtained his email address and expressed her frustration that “Vice President Pence has ordered you to not inform the public about Coronavirus without approval. This is quite terrifying, especially since Trump has already shown his desire to spread false or incomplete information about this public health crisis.”
Despite the fact that Fauci did not know the woman, he still responded, saying that “there is much misinformation,” and that “I actually have not been muzzled at all by the Vice President.”
One of Fauci’s favorite moments that came to light in these emails was seeing the Hollywood star Brad Pitt portray him on “Saturday Night Live.”
“One reviewer of the SNL show said that Pitt looked ‘exactly like me.’ That statement made my year,” Fauci wrote to one of his colleagues.
This piece was written by James Samson on June 2, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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