@BobasoyNPC @gtuckerkellogg @Ayjchan "I would not be in favour of publishing"...

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@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.

@Bryce_Nickels @PrometheusCHT @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan Fauci is Cc'd as a recipient on a few emails from Farrar that mention funding, but those are entirely separate email chains from any involving the science that led to the PO manuscript, and none of the PO authors are included.

@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 I am confused. I am referring to Fauci having any input in discussions of C19 origins w/ people who receive funding from his agency. Any deliberative process that included Fauci was destined to be viewed with suspicion unless it was fully transparent. Instead, is was hidden.

@BiotechObserver @Bryce_Nickels @PrometheusCHT @stgoldst @R_H_Ebright @Ayjchan OK, that was unfair of me, and as far as I can tell Bryce doesn't actually do it.