Amid the revelation of emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci suggesting that he had been warned at the start of the pandemic that COVID-19, indeed, may have been ‘engineered,’ Fauci says those emails had been “taken out of context.”
3200 of Fauci’s emails between January 2020 and June 2020 were obtained and published by Buzzfeed on Tuesday. They show that the doctor was warned that COVID-19 may have been created in a lab. Nonetheless, at the time, Fauci insisted publicly that the science pointed to a naturally occurring virus, telling National Geographic that there was so scientific evidence that the Coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab.
Speaking with Leland Vittert on NewsNation Now, Fauci said, “The only trouble is they are really ripe to be taken out of context where someone can snip out a sentence in an email without showing the other emails, and say ‘based on an email from Dr. Fauci, he said sue and such’ where you don’t really have full contact.”
Nonetheless, Fauci also admitted to Vittert that he “can’t guarantee everything that is going on in the the Wuhan lab.”
U.S. Funding of Lab Was Insignificant, Suggests Fauci
As for the $600,000 in U.S. taxpayer dollars that were going to support the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s efforts to study bat coronaviruses?
Dr. Fauci said the amount of money was insignificant given that, “the Wuhan lab is a very large lab, to the tune of hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars — the grant that we’re talking about was $600,000 over five years,” Fauci said.