‘No Evidence Coronavirus Was Made in a Chinese Lab’ Fauci Says
May 05, 2020 “Information Clearing House” – Trump insists that his administration has evidence that the virus was created in Wuhan city.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci Monday reiterated that there is no scientific evidence to claim that the SARS-CoV coronavirus was created in a laboratory. His statement contradicts again the theory on the origin of COVID-19 defended by the U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, [the scientific evidence] is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated,” Fauci said in an interview with National Geographic
“Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that [this virus] evolved in nature and then jumped species,” the U.S. government’s leading epidemiologist added.
His statements are in line with those set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO), a United Nations agency that ratified on Monday that the coronavirus is of animal origin. “The coronavirus circulates ancestrally between bats. (…)