Former White House Coronavirus Testing Czar Adm. Brett Giroir blasted Anthony Fauci for lying about COVID-19’s origins early in the pandemic.
In both April and May 2020, Fauci said evidence showed the virus likely came from “a jump of a species from an animal.” The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director claimed that “this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated,” but Giroir said there was and is no data to suggest that.
“[Fauci’s] statement from last year was completely false,” the admiral said. “There was no pattern of mutations that suggests that it went right from an animal in a natural situation to humans. And there’s still no evidence to show that. That statement was completely wrong. It was obvious to be antagonistic to President Trump, and to the administration, and I think there is a lot of CYA going on right now.”
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