Over 800 pages of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails from the first few months of the pandemic have revealed America’s chief medical advisor to be responsive, concerned, and utterly confused by his celebrity-like status.

The 866 pages of emails, which were obtained by The Washington Post under the Freedom of Information Act, were sent between March and April 2020. The majority of the correspondences were “deadly serious,” The Post reported, but Fauci also addressed his unease with his cult-like following — and even his status as an alleged sex symbol — at least a few times.

“Truly surrealistic. Hopefully, this all stops soon,” wrote Fauci in an email to a colleague, in which he shared a link to a Washington Post story about Fauci-themed fan art, clothing and doughnuts. “It is not at all pleasant, that is for sure.”

In another email, Fauci responded to seeing a separate article documenting the reported “sexualization” of himself and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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