Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), spanning over 3,200 pages, appear to show a March Madness-style bracket that includes fatal diseases, crowning coronavirus as champion.
The released emails originally obtained by BuzzFeed News show the image of the bracket in one of the emails on page 1,408. The bracket is titled “Dr. Fauci’s March Madness Bracketology Picks,” the bottom of the image shows the date, March 11, 2020, and signed “—Tony F.”
The March Madness-style bracket, which coronavirus is on, shows various diseases that make up the first round. The diseases appear to be Influenza H1NI, West Nile, Ebola, Zika, coronavirus, MERS, Smallpox, and Measles. From the East region, the next round appears to show coronavirus winning against MERS and going on to face Measles. Beating Measles, coronavirus went on to face Ebola from the Mid-west region.
According to “Dr. Fauci’s March Madness Bracketology Picks,” coronavirus was the champion.