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“It’s really a lot of an attack on science,” Fautsi said in an interview with The Rachel MadowRachel Ann Madow Sumer works to balance the demands of a split meeting Matt Taiby: Rachel Madow has become the new Bill O’Reilly Ocasio-Cortes, who has been looking for infrastructure for 10 years MORE Show “when asked about the latest attacks aimed at him.
“I mean, that’s what it is. I’m a public figure, I’ll take the arrows and slingshots, but they’re just – they’re fabricated and that’s exactly it,” added Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“My job was to make a vaccine and use my institute and these talented scientists that we have there and that we fund at various universities to get a vaccine that is extremely safe and highly effective,” he continued.
“We did it,” he said. “All the other stuff is just a horrible, not a happy type of distraction. But it’s all nonsense.”
Fauci has long been under Republican scrutiny over its evolving camouflage guidelines and other issues in the COVID-19 pandemic, with recent criticism focusing on its approach to the theory that the virus may have originated in a laboratory.
Emails between Fauci and others received this week from newsletters through requests for public recordings show correspondence from the start of the pandemic, increasing the possibility that the virus came from a laboratory. Foki had cast doubt on the theory in public, although the emails did not indicate that the scientist flatly rejected the prospect.
“I still believe that the most likely origin is from animal species to humans, but I maintain an absolutely open mind that if there could be another origin from this, there could be another reason, it could have been a laboratory leak.” Fautsi told CNN on Thursday.
President BidenJoe Biden Bipartisan lawmakers pressure Biden to “immediately” evacuate Afghans who helped U.S. forces Chris Wallace: Reaction to Fauci’s emails “strongly political” Democrats say justified, GOP cries for witch hunt while McGann testifies MORE said on Friday that he remains “very confident in Dr. Fauci “and press officer at the White House Jen PsakiJen PsakiOn the Money: Key proposals for reporting from the May Jobs Report Biden rejects new GOP infrastructure proposal as talks slow Putin says Nord Stream 2 pipeline is nearing completion Climate is a barrier point after the Biden-Capito infrastructure talks MORE called the medical adviser an “indisputable asset” amid new criticism from Republicans, including Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David Hawley Biden “very confident” in Fauci amid conservative attacks Stanford turns on, allows a student who mocks Federalist society to graduate from UNC and the right cancels culture MORE (Mo.), supreme ally of the former President TrumpDonald Trump Chris Wallace: Reaction against Fauy sends emails “extremely political” who called on Fauci to resign on Friday.
The Republican response came as the U.S. intelligence community investigated whether the virus came from an animal-to-human transmission or a laboratory crash in Wuhan, China, with Biden commissioned a report outlining the evidence.
Fauci said in an interview with MSNBC that identifying the origin of COVID-19 is important to prevent a new widespread outbreak.
“It’s important to understand that. But he’s being approached in a very furious way, in a very distorted way, I believe, by attacking me,” Fauzi told Madou, who defended him on the program.
“The issue is extremely legitimate,” Fauci continued. “But what happened in the middle of all this, I became the object of extraordinary, I think are completely inappropriate, distorted, misleading and misrepresented attacks.”
“It’s unfortunate,” he added.
Fauci, who appeared repeatedly on Maddow’s show during the pandemic, reappeared on the program on Friday night after the host praised him for opening the segment, calling him a “dedicated researcher and scientist.”
“People who are attacking him are now angry that there is an epidemic at all,” she said.