Now he tells us …
“Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top adviser to President Biden on the coronavirus pandemic, said he’s “not convinced” the deadly virus developed naturally and has called for further investigations into where it emerged.
Fauci was asked during a Poynter event, “United Facts of America: A Festival of Fact-Checking,” earlier this month about whether he was confident that COVID-19 developed naturally.
“No actually. I am not convinced about that. I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, said, according to Fox News.
“Certainly, the people who investigated it say it likely was the emergence from an animal reservoir that then infected individuals, but it could have been something else, and we need to find that out. So, you know, that’s the reason why I said I’m perfectly in favor of any investigation that looks into the origin of the virus,” he added. …”
Do you think that Fauci and the media downplayed this to help Joe Biden win the 2020 election? Did they lie about this like Russian bounties?
There were lots of people who were saying this a year ago. The lab leak hypothesis was dismissed though because Trump said that COVID may have escaped from a lab based on intelligence sources. It had to be false because it was associated with the “far right” and “anti-Asian racism.”