Shortly after Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., grilled a squirming Dr. Anthony Fauci during a Senate hearing on gain of function research, Wuhan Institute of Virology funding, and a potential for a lab accident, Fauci quietly offered some stunning admissions to Politifact.
First, he now admits he is “not convinced” COVID-19 developed naturally; second, perhaps equally alarmingly, he admits the U.S. engaged with and helped fund Chinese scientists on studying coronaviruses.
“No, I am not convinced about that [COVID-19 having a natural origin],” Fauci told Politifact’s Katie Sanders at a virtual event called “United Facts of America: A Festival of Fact-Checking.”
“I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best . . .