Dr. Anthony Fauci acknowledged that COVID-19 may have come from a lab and that he has helped finance Chinese labs in the past during an interview with far-left opinion outlet “Politifact” or better known as “Politopinion.”
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Fauci made the remarks while speaking to Politifact, an organization that has a history of spreading misleading information from the far left.
Take a look at the following exchange:
Politifact: Senator Rand Paul, with whom you’ve had disagreements in the past, suggested that you and the NIH sponsored risky study that was later linked to COVID-19? I don’t want to linger too long on this, but I do want to give you the opportunity to respond to his remarks today.
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Dr. Fauci: That’s completely absurd. It is not helpful to bring that up. He was implying that we had sponsored research in China that could lead to dangerous findings. That isn’t the case at all. As a result, what he was saying was completely false. It’s very sad that he mentioned it. It just serves to muddle the question of what we’re trying to accomplish.
Politifact: For the past year, that has been the focus of a lot of our fact-checking (LOL) on the coronavirus. There’s already a lot of mystery about COVID-19’s origins. So I’m curious if you’re really convinced that COVID evolved naturally.
Dr. Fauci: No, that was the argument I was making. And I believe that the most regrettable part of Senator Paul’s behavior was that he conflated research with Chinese scientists, which was — you’d almost have to conclude that if we didn’t do that, we’d be almost negligent because SARS-COVI-1 obviously originated in China… So we had to learn a lot about the viruses that were present, as well as whether or not people were being infected with harmful viruses. So, as part of a subcontract as part of a grant, we had a very minor collaboration with some Chinese scientists. And he conflated that with our involvement in the virus’s development. This is the most absurdly magnificent leap I’ve ever heard of.