Did they really get sick? FT quoted Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAD) as saying.
At a regular Friday briefing, he referred to a March 23 statement from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, stating that staff and graduates had not been confirmed to be infected with the virus. What do the medical records of those people say?
"It is entirely conceivable that the origins of SARS-CoV-2 was in that cave and either started spreading naturally or went through the lab", Fauci told the Financial Times.
Biden pledged that his administration would go ahead with efforts to prod China to "participate in a full, transparent, evidence-based global investigation and to provide access to all relevant data and evidence".
Former US President Trump has said that he was right about his assumption that the "China Virus came from the Wuhan Lab.' "Now everyone, even the so-called 'enemy", is beginning to say that President Trump was right about the China Virus coming from Wuhan Lab", said former US President Donald Trump.
The interview was preceded by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian claiming last week that the White House "doesn't care about [the] facts and truth" pertaining to the origins of the COVID-19.
However, the lab leak theory has gained traction in recent weeks after a group of prominent scientists signed a letter arguing it should be taken seriously.
The spokesman's comments came after US President Joe Biden stated that he was giving his country's intelligence agencies 90 days to obtain and analyse more information on the origins of COVID-19.
'From my perspective, your comments are fearless, and coming from your trusted voice, will help dispel the myths being spun around the virus's origins, ' he wrote to Fauci in April 2020. None of the branches have a high level of confidence in their conclusion. Anthony Fauci in a radio interview Wednesday, claiming he's invested in a Wuhan lab leak theory being discredited because the US financed some of the lab's research. He pointed out that the Trump administration said publicly in January that United States intelligence believed the Wuhan scientists had fallen sick with symptoms of the virus.
"You can misconstrue it however you want", he said, "that email was from a person to me saying "thank you" for whatever it is he thought I said, and I said that I think the most likely origin is a jumping of species".
Paul is one of the most vocal Fauci critics who's pushing that Fauci's emails prove the doctor is lying about whether the Wuhan lab pursued what's called "gain of function" research - which would make a virus more contagious or deadly. But he said he thought the question warranted further investigation, not least because of the renewed public interest. Fauci is at the head of this and really if we want to investigate this lab and we want to know how to prevent this from happening again, Fauci can not be a part of this investigation'.