Dr. Anthony Fauci appears to be panicking after Elon Musk recently teased that he plans to release files that will expose the former top federal health official.
Although Fauci retired from his government position at the end of last month, he is still talking.
As Slay News reported, Twitter CEO Elon Musk tweeted on New Year’s Day that he would release the “Fauci Files.”
Later this week
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 1, 2023
The release could shed light on any communication Fauci had with the company before Musk bought it in late October.
In an interview on CBS News’ “The Takeout,” Fauci said: “I have no idea what [Musk]’s talking about.
“I mean, there’s a lot of misinformation, conspiracy theories, and disinformation going on.
“I have nothing to say to him,” Fauci said.
“I don’t understand what he’s doing. It’s just unfortunate.”
Last month, Musk also criticized Fauci, tweeting, “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci.”
My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2022
House Republicans, who are now taking over the leadership of committees, have indicated that they will call Fauci to testify.
GOP lawmakers seek to investigate the Biden administration’s handling of the pandemic and online censorship demands.
“I would willingly do that without any problem,” Fauci said.
“But I have nothing to hide. I could defend everything I’ve done.”
“Disinformation is the enemy of good public health practices,” Fauci said during the interview.
Fauci was asked about the conversation that took place online after Damar Hamlin and the mentions on Twitter that it could have been related to the Covid vaccine.
Hamlin, the safety for the NFL team Buffalo Bills, suffered a cardiac arrest on the field during a Monday Night Football game on January 2, 2023.
“It’s hard that misinformation and disinformation, when you have a platform like social media that exponentially spreads; in its best form proper and important and value-added information can spread which is good,” Fauci responded.
“The thing as a public health person and as a physician and a scientist and my identity as a physician is the thing that gets pained the most by that because what that means is that yet again another conspiracy theory – complete nonsense – is going to have some people make a decision for themselves and their family not to get vaccinated which may cost them their lives.
“So that’s the thing that’s so horrible about it and if you want to go out spouting nonsense conspiracy theories and spreading it all around – fine – except if it results in a person suffering and perhaps dying, and that’s what happens when disinformation disincentivizes people to get proper interventions for a threat like a pandemic.”
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