Thursday, June 3, 2021

Fauci On-Line

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Health, Medicine, Science & Society

Ed Hessler

The Washington Post made a Freedom of Information Act request for Dr. Anthony Fauci's e-mails from which Damian Paletta and Yasmeen Abutaleb wrote a story based on Fauci's March and April 2020 correspondence.

According to the reporting, "the e-mails show that (Fauci) was inundated with correspondence...about 1000 messages a day. Paletta and Abutaleb describe the nature of the requests, various responses and hint at Fauci's hours (long). Some of the e-mails showed concern about Fauci's relentless pace as well as Fauci's bewilderment "by the public fascination with him."

The regard in which Fauci is held begins and permeates the reporting. An e-mail from George Gao, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, is concerned about an interview the journal Science did with Gao. Gao wrote "how could I say such a word 'big mistake' about others? That was journalist's wording. Hope you understand." (Science stands by its reporting.)

So if you like reading other people's email, the column is filled with quotes and includes at the end "more e-mails of interest."

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