Fauci is getting slammed for laughing about the origins of the virus that shut down the country, joking he whipped it up in his kitchen.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the White House’s chief epidemiologist throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, is taking some heat from conservatives regarding a recent joke about the origin of the coronavirus.
While participating in a roundtable discussion at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center campus in Seattle this week, Fauci and Dr. Larry Corey had the following light exchange:
Top Biden science advisor Anthony Fauci jokes and laughs about the origins of COVID and gain-of-function research pic.twitter.com/JIKzJpAPeY— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 10, 2022
Corey: “At the epicenter of the initial outbreak, WA1 – Washington 1 is considered the ancestral model strain.”
Fauci (jokingly): “No, I developed the ancestral model strain. I created it.”
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Corey (laughing): “That’s right, you let it loose.”
Fauci (joking): “I was in my kitchen, and I …” while pretending to drop an imaginary object to the floor.
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Corey: “Gain-of-function, there we go.”
Corey then referenced Fauci intending to make Italian meatballs that hypothetical day in his kitchen, but ended up inventing COVID-19.
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The Hutchinson Center audience laughed at the byplay between the doctors. Continue reading at Newsmax.
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