The White House has defended the president’s chief medical adviser on the coronavirus campaign, Dr. Anthony Fauci After detecting some messageGod electronic About the origin of the corona virus.
Fauci represents the United States front in efforts to combat the virus, and opinions are divided about his performance.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Fauci had always been “an irreplaceable support.”
But Fauci’s emails that were leaked raise questions about the extent to which he supports the Chinese position, which rejects the theory of the leakage of the Corona virus, from the virology laboratory in Wuhan.
This week, the media were allowed to view a set of Fauci’s emails regarding the outbreak of the Corona epidemic, under freedom of information laws.
In one of the letters dated April / Last April, the CEO of a health charity thanked Fauci for publicly denying any evidence of the theory that the virus had leaked from a laboratory.
In an interview with CNN, Fauci emphasized that the message had been taken out of context by his critics, and that he had an open mind about the origin of the virus.
Defending Fauci, Sacchi said, during the daily press briefing, that “the president and his administration feel that Dr. Fauci has played a prominent role in controlling the epidemic, and that he has been the guiding voice of the people throughout the crisis.”
Although there is no evidence to confirm the virus leaked from the Chinese Wuhan Virus Laboratory, President Joe Biden ordered a re-investigation of this, which angered China, which completely denies this.
China said the virus originated in a wild animal and fish market in the city, which led scientists to theories that it was likely transmitted to humans from animals.
But US media recently reported that there is evidence indicating the possibility that the virus may have leaked from the virus laboratory in Wuhan accidentally.
Fauci told CNN during the interview, which was broadcast Thursday, that there was nothing hidden in the correspondence between him and the director of the non-profit health organization, which funded research on the origin of the virus in Wuhan.
NAH, a US public health organization, donated $600,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology between 2014 and 2019 through the nonprofit EcoHealth, to support research on the coronavirus in bats.
The director of the EcoHealth Foundation sent an e-mail to Fauci two months ago, describing him as a “shamrock” because he debunked the theory of the virus leaking from the laboratory in Wuhan.
In response to the message, Fauci said, “Thank you very much for your kind words.” In his interview with CNN, Fauci denounced the “nonsense” and some sought to infer any bad relationship between him and the officials, in the Wuhan laboratory, from the messages.
And he added, “You can understand what you want, this message was a response from me to someone who thanked me, saying thank you for anything he thought I said, and I said that I think that the origin of the virus is mostly a qualitative mutation, and I still adopt the same thought, but at the same time I keep my mind open to the possibility that he leaked from the lab.”
According to an investigation conducted by (Vanity Fire) magazine and published Thursday, US State Department officials discussed the origin of the virus during a meeting at the end of last year.
According to the report, they were told to avoid testing claims for virus-modifying experiments and adding features in the Wuhan lab, to avoid drawing unwanted attention from the US government’s funding of this research.
Characterization experiments involve modifying base chains to make viruses more transmissible between humans, to investigate how viruses behave if they develop any new mutations.
And the Wall Street Journal said, last month, that 3 workers in the Wuhan Virus Laboratory were exposed to the disease, and were taken to hospital in November. / November, 2019, shortly before the first case of the virus appeared in the city.
Days after the report, Biden called on the US intelligence services to search for 90 days to estimate the possibility of the virus leaking from the Chinese laboratory.
The Biden administration disagreed with the World Health Organization over the information needed regarding how the epidemic began.
“I want to see the medical records of these three workers, who were said to have fallen ill and were hospitalized in Wuhan in 2019,” Fauci told the Financial Times, adding, “Did they really get sick, and if that is true, what is the cause of their illness?”
Fauci also demanded that China release the medical records of six teenagers who fell ill after entering a bat cave, in Chinas Yunnan Province in 2012.
Fauci had confirmed before a congressional committee, last month, that the United States had never participated in funding the controversial experiments with changing viral characteristics.
When Fauci was asked how he could be sure that US funding for Chinese laboratories was not being used in mutagenic experiments, he replied, “It can’t be sure, but I think the Chinese researchers are trustworthy.”
Former President Donald Trump, who was criticized last year for raising suspicions that the virus had leaked from a Wuhan lab, said Fauci should answer a lot of questions.
“What did Fauci know about the alteration experiences, and when did he know it?” Trump said in a statement.
“China should pay a trillion dollars to the United States, and the rest of the world, for the death and devastation they have caused,” he added.
In a speech, the leader of the Republican opposition in the House of Representatives, Steve Salaise, called for Fauci to be summoned to testify before Congress, on “the role of the United States in funding research, which may have contributed to the development of the new Corona virus.”
Last week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry denounced the theory of the leakage of the Corona virus from the Wuhan Virology Laboratory, and considered it “impossible to happen.”
The Corona virus has killed 3.5 million people out of more than 172 million infected people around the world.