An email from Dr. Fauci to Hugh Auchincloss, the NIAID Deputy Director on Feb 1, 2020.
Attachments: Baric, Shi et al - Nature Medicine - SARS Gain of function.pdf
He attached a 2015 paper from Nature Medicine describing gain of function research on coronaviruses and told the NIAID Deputy Director:
"Hugh, it is essential that we speak this AM," "Read this paper... You will have tasks today that must be done."
In a later email that day Hugh responds to Fauci,
"The paper you sent me says the experiments were performed before the gain of function pause but have seen been reviewed and approved by NIH."
Jun 2 at 07:07