by Ethan Huff, DC Clothesline:
The longer Dr. Anthony Fauci serves as the face of the Trump administration’s coronavirus response, the more we learn about just how controversial and inept he really is.
The long-serving director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said in an interview with National Geographic published on Monday that it’s just not likely the coronavirus (COVID-19) originated in a lab in Wuhan city.
“If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, [the scientific evidence] is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated,” Fauci said. “Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that [this virus] evolved in nature and then jumped species.”
Is that so? Because those comments contradict other Trump administration officials including the president himself and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the latter of whom told ABC News’ “This Week” that there is “enormous evidence” the Wuhan coronavirus came from a lab, not a Chinese wet market.
“China has a history of infecting the world, and they have a history of running substandard laboratories,” he explained to host Martha Raddatz. “These are not the first times that we’ve had a world exposed to viruses as a result of failures in a Chinese lab.”
So — why would Fauci make such a claim when the real evidence indicates he’s wrong?
Perhaps because he wants to cover up some prior activity that would give him at least some culpability in the creation of the virus?