As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded last year, Dr. Anthony Fauci was fielding dozens of daily requests from government officials, health experts and the media.
Now, thousands of Fauci’s emails have been released, offering a glimpse into how the nation’s leading infectious-diseases specialist dealt with the crisis.
As the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci became a prominent face of the nation’s response to the pandemic, appearing at White House COVID-19 briefings and doing a slew of interviews.
Here’s some of what we learned from Fauci’s correspondence:
Were Fauci’s emails leaked?
No. The trove of emails was obtained by The Washington Post and BuzzFeed News through the Freedom of Information Act, which allows journalists to request internal government correspondence.
Was Fauci silenced by