The chief infectious disease specialist of the United States questioned the existence of evidence of the laboratory origin of the new coronavirus. This opinion was expressed by the director of the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases of the United States Anthony Fauci in an interview with a journalist of The New York Times, the text of which was published on Monday on its website.
The host asked Fauci if he had seen evidence that the spread of the virus began as a result of an infection leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. “I haven’t seen them, because I’m not sure they exist,” admitted the chief American infectious disease specialist.
“There are so-called intelligence reports that say that three scientists who worked in the laboratory were ill, and they needed hospitalization. I am very interested to understand how plausible this intelligence is, whether it can be trusted,” Fauci continued. He stressed that if this information turns out to be true, it is necessary to ” study the medical history of these people.”
At the same time, Fauci stressed that he considers the most likely version with the transmission of the virus from an animal to a person.