@Ayjchan Yeah total joke. I declare no conflicts of interest when wearing the WHO badge in Wuhan because I'm private Peter, not that other Peter collaborating with WIV. But when I'm back at the hotel, I just take off the badge and email Zhengli to discuss our next grant app. See, no COI!

Tell me you've never had a discussion of a scientific draft manuscript without telling me you've never had a discussion of a scientific draft manuscript twitter.com/PrometheusCHT/ÔÇŽ

@PrometheusCHT @stgoldst @gtuckerkellogg @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan From personal experience, I have not once met with the head of a funding agency to discuss a manuscript; I have not once solicited comments from the head of a funding agency about a manuscript; and I include names of all major contributors in the author list or acknowledgements.

@Bryce_Nickels @PrometheusCHT @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan Is Fauci *only* the head of a funding agency? He was the public leader of NIH response, and a leading physician-scientist. I agree that he should have been acknowledged, but is there a *single* email in which he was acting in his capacity as the "head of a funding agency"?

@Bryce_Nickels @PrometheusCHT @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan Is that just because you say so (in the RHE/DJT style of categorical evidence-free statements) or do you have some basis for that claim. Because in the 173 pages of unredacted emails there isn't any.

@gtuckerkellogg @PrometheusCHT @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan All I am saying is that because he is the head of the funding agency, he can never not act as the head of the funding agency.

@Bryce_Nickels @PrometheusCHT @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan So are you saying Kristian should not have taken his call when he asked to speak with him about SARS-CoV-2? There's nothing suggestive of any impropriety by Fauci or KGA. There's nothing remotely consistent with Fauci squashing discussion.

@gtuckerkellogg @PrometheusCHT @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan Fauci put all the people at the meeting that relied upon his agency for funding in a very difficult spot.