Conservatives Call For Dr. Fauci To Be FIRED!! After Leaked Emails Spark Backlash
America’s most senior infectious disease experts Dr Anthony Fauci is facing calls to resign after a treasure trove of emails detailing his early response to the COVID-19 outbreak was published online.
The emails were first secured by BuzzFeed through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Buzzfeed published in excess of 3,200 pages of emails from Dr Fauci's inbox, over the course of January to June 2020.
In one exchange that has angered conservatives, Dr Peter Daszak, a researcher with ties to both the World Health Organisation and the Wuhan Institute of Virology, thanked Dr Fauci for playing down the possibility COVID-19 first leaked from a lab.
Dr Fauci was informed as early as February 2020 that COVID-19 could have been engineered in a lab in Wuhan and accidentally unleashed upon the world.
America’s top medical adviser took the advice seriously, despite downplaying the lab leak theory in public, instead insisting COVID-19 likely originated organically from nature.
In the aftermath of the email release, some Republicans have called for Dr Fauci to step down from his role with the White House and as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said Dr Fauci may have been involved in a cover-up over the origins of the novel coronavirus, an allegation that is unproven.
The hypothesis that SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19, was a man-made disease was considered a fringe theory but is now being taken seriously.
President Joe Biden said he instructed America’s top intelligence agencies to investigate the origin of COVID-19 and hand back a report to him within 90 days.