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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:24 AM

Fauci Says He Didn't Play Down China Lab-Leak Theory of Covid-19 Origins

Source: Wall Street Journal

Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious-disease authority, said he never played down the possibility that the SARS-CoV-2 virus could have been leaked from a lab in China, calling accusations he did so for political reasons “preposterous.”

Speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s Tech Health event, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that when scientists who had studied the virus floated the idea in February 2020 that it could have been “manipulated,” he quickly gathered a group of scientists together.

After further examination, he said, the scientists reached the conclusion that the most likely scenario was that the virus that causes Covid-19 had jumped from animals to humans. He said he remains open-minded about the origin of the virus.

“Until you nail it down definitively, you always have to keep an open mind that it might be something else,” Dr. Fauci said. “And that’s the way I have always been from the very beginning, I have not changed my mind.”

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SouthBayDem Thursday OP
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Aussie105 Thursday #2
Rhiannon12866 Thursday #5
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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:34 AM

1. Hillary, Hunter, Fauci....

the GOP has to have a faux "enemy" they can focus their irrational outrage on

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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:39 AM

2. We will never know for sure where ground zero for patient zero was.

And it doesn't matter.

If it was in China, what are you going to do? Send over some airstrikes?

More relevant - vaccinate everybody!

Took a while for Repugnants to organize a hit on Fauci though, seems they are loosing their touch!

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:47 AM

5. +100! Well said!

As for Dr. Fauci, he's worked for seven presidents - he's non partisan, has devoted his life to saving lives!

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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:46 AM

3. I don't remember him vehemently arguing against it.

I mostly observed it among people whose first instinct is to accuse others of racism.

Although anything even suggested by some right-wingers during the Trump administration was going to be legitimately racist in many cases, so that instinct was understandable.

I've remained open-minded about it too, nonetheless.

I even suggested months ago, repeatedly, that Trump supporters would probably wear masks more often if the Wuhan lab-leak idea was regularly promoted in the news. Or if Trump had more strongly suggested it, urging his cult to wear masks to defend themselves from the foreign-created threat.

Instead, his dumbass followers did the opposite, which is pretty ironic and somewhat humorous to me if the lab-leak hypothesis is ever verified.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:47 AM

4. Oh but the orange insignificant blob of landscape downplayed it last

February saying it's nothing. Stick a UV lite up coolie. Then what refused vaccines in June?

Deliberate.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 03:49 AM

6. The Fox News Cartel have had this teed up for over a year.

Whether Fauci questioned a leak or not doesn't matter because they planned this pounding. Just as they are doing with VP Harris and border.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:37 AM

7. Oddly enough, he seemed far more concerned how to handle it, not where it originated.

It's like, he focused on saving lives in an ongoing crisis as the priority.

Ain't that weird?

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:35 AM

8. What always seems to be missing from these conversations is trump's elimination of a key public

health position in China to help detect disease outbreaks:

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-cdc-exclusiv/exclusive-u-s-axed-cdc-expert-job-in-china-months-before-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN21910S

I really wish the Democrats would push this information out more aggressively to counter the misinformation that is constantly floated on the airwaves.


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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 03:19 PM

9. Fauci follows actual facts,

not boogeymen to hate because their Orange Asshole Fuhrer's spokesman, Cucker Tarlson, told them to.

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