National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday pushed back against critics questioning his relationship with China after emails revealed the nonprofit that helped fund some of the research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology thanked him for publicly coming out and saying evidence points to the coronavirus not coming from a lab leak.
Fauci advised that the email has been misconstrued and emphasized his belief that the virus originated from a “jumping of species.”
“[T]here are some of your critics who say this shows you have too cozy of a relationship with the people behind the Wuhan lab research,” “New Day” host John Berman posed to Fauci. What do you say to that?”
“That’s nonsense,” Fauci replied. “I don’t even see how they get that from that email.”
He added, “I have always said, and will say today to you, John,