Dr. Fauci dismisses Wuhan lab as source of coronavirus, contradicting Trump and Pompeo
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the scientific face of America’s pandemic response, dismissed the theory that coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, contradicting the president and his Secretary of State in an escalating confrontation with China.
“The best evidence shows the virus behind the pandemic was not made in a lab in China,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an exclusive interview with National Geographic published on Monday. “Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that [this virus] evolved in nature and then jumped species.”
He added that he doesn’t believe the alternate theory that someone discovered coronavirus in the wild, brought it to a lab and then it accidentally unleashed it on the public.
Fauci’s statement contradicts an April 30 comment by President Donald…