@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 Kristian definitely should have taken his call. He had no choice. As far as impropriety by Fauci, any involvement by Fauci was not appropriate imo (regardless of his intent). As for KGA, many people have posted inconsistencies b/n his private and public statements after Feb 1.

@Bryce_Nickels @PrometheusCHT @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan I disagree with your views on Fauci's involvment. Fauci was chief pandemic advisor to the White House, huge potential national security issues, he had to be involved. My only issue is that he should have been acknowledged. The tea-leaf reading of KGA's emails is tiresome, IMO.

@gtuckerkellogg @PrometheusCHT @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan forgot to mention before that, imo, someone serving as chief pandemic advisor to the White House on something with potential national security issues should ABSOLUTELY NOT be involved in drafting a scientific paper

@Bryce_Nickels @PrometheusCHT @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan Unless I've missed something, I think there's not a single email involving Fauci and the authors of PO discussing the draft. Farrar sends Fauci a copy (without the PO authors) at one point, and Kristian sends Fauci a copy after it's been accepted. That's it.

@gtuckerkellogg @PrometheusCHT @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan I’m confused because you stated above that you agreed with me that Fauci should have been acknowledged. Why do you think Fauci should have been acknowledged? The word “drafted” was imprecise-I should have just said “Fauci should have had no influence in the contents of PO”

@Bryce_Nickels @gtuckerkellogg @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan Let's not forget the confirmation of a kind in the witless construction below: "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"

@Bryce_Nickels @PrometheusCHT @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan He should have been acknowledged because he helped organise the teleconference that eventually led to the PO. And that was a teleconference he was right to help organise and participate in.

@Bryce_Nickels @PrometheusCHT @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan But beyond that, did Fauci have any communication with the PO authors during the drafting about the content or focus?

@PrometheusCHT @Bryce_Nickels @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan Still true. You've willfully misinterpreted the ellipsis, and Fauci was not on the email