Dr. Anthony Fauci won’t be fired anytime soon despite a trove of emails that points to further evidence that the coronavirus pandemic was the result of a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, says White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
“He’s overseen management of multiple global health crises, and attacks launched on him are certainly something we wouldn’t stand by,” Psaki said during a press conference Friday.
“Can you imagine any circumstance where President Biden would ever fire him?” Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked.
“No,” Psaki replied.
Fauci, who is President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser on COVID-19, earlier this week said he still feels that the coronavirus pandemic began with a virus, but even if it started with a leak from the Wuhan lab that the release was unintentional.
“The idea, I think, is quite far-fetched that the Chinese deliberately engineered something so that they could kill themselves as well as other people,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Thursday on CNN’s “New Day.” “I think that’s a bit far out.”
Some of the emails indicated early in 2020 that Fauci was aware that some of the coronavirus’ features pointed toward its being