Newly revealed emails from the office of Dr. Anthony Fauci reveal his preoccupation with public perception and personality, alongside the standard concerns of science and ending the pandemic. Raheem Kassam and Natalie Winters at The National Pulse shared new emails obtained by the Freedom of Information Act between Fauci and his wife, Christine Grady.
The first email is from January 2021. A story titled "23 die in Norway after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine: officials" by the New York Post is forwarded to Fauci by his Chief of Staff at the NIAID, Greg Folkers. "Fyi," said Fauci. "Yikes," is all Grady said in response.
More unfolded on the topic throughout the year. In May, Norway removed AstraZeneca from their COVID vaccine program because of a cited rare blood clot risk. Fast forward Monday and Norway became one of three European countries to suspend the use of the Moderna COVID vaccine for anyone under 30. But Fauci maintained he had other focuses.
It was toward the beginning of the month that Anthony Fauci said it was "too soon to tell" if Americans would be able to gather for Christmas this year or if the COVID pandemic would still be too serious to permit said gatherings. Fauci walked back those comments a day later and told Americans to have a lovely Christmas. His misspeak suggested people took his original statements out of context.
The second item highlighted by Kassam and Winters is an October 2020 exchange. Here, Folkers found an article from The Hill called "Fauci gets his own action figure." Fauci passed it along to his wife. "It is endless... you have been immortalized," Grady responded.
The action figure exchange pairs nicely with the recent discussions over the Fauci documentary on Disney+. With a 91 percent approval rating from 35 reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes, media and critics praised it. In contrast, the documentary received a dismal two percent audience score from over 500 plus ratings, indicates the general public had a substantial difference of opinion about Fauci's image.
This comes amid scandal where the Fauci-led National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) authorized $1.68M in taxpayer dues to experiment on beagles. The documents obtained by the White Coat Waste Project (WCW), a watchdog organization that investigates scientific research, said SRI International researched on beagles between October 2018 and February 2019. The experimentation, later deemed "unnecessary" by the FDA.
The studies "involved force-feeding or injecting 44 beagle puppies aged 6-8 months old with an experimental drug before killing and dissecting them," and also "involved cutting the dogs' vocal cords so they could not bark, as well as experimentation on mice."
On September 1, 2021, the WCW exposed a Tunisian experiment where flies ate beagle puppies alive. As part of the study, sedated dogs were locked in cages in the desert for nine consecutive nights, where starved sand flies were free to feed on them at the cost of $424,455.