President Biden on Friday said that he’s “very confident” in his chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, despite the release of emails that exposed his knowledge of and efforts to tamp down the Wuhan “lab leak” theory to explain the COVID-19 pandemic’s origin.
“Yes, I’m very confident in Dr. Fauci,” Biden told reporters as he departed Rehoboth Beach, Del., to return to the White House.
In a show of support for Fauci, the White House also announced on Friday that he and first lady Jill Biden will visit Harlem on Sunday to promote a vaccination clinic at Abyssinian Baptist Church.
The longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is under fire after reporting this week on an email trove acquired by news outlets using the Freedom of Information Act.
The emails revealed Fauci’s communications with the director of the Chinese CDC and with the leader of a nonprofit that contracted with the Wuhan lab, and they also revealed