Dr. Fauci Doesn’t Buy Theory That Coronavirus Came From Lab
America’s top infectious disease Doctor, Anthony Fauci, has refuted the popular conspiracy theory that the Coronavirus came from a Chinese lab. Fauci told National Geographic, “If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, the scientific evidence is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated … Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that this virus evolved in nature and then jumped species.”
Fauci also refuted the idea that the virus was taken from nature and brought to a lab. He says that the scientific evidence doesn’t follow that theory either. Dr. Fauci is more concerned with preparing America for the second wave of COVID-19. He says it will happen if the country does not stunt the infection rate by summer. “Shame on us if we don’t have enough tests by the time this so-called return might occur in the fall and winter,” he said.
The doctor also emphasized the need to keep practicing social distancing until the infection rate slows down. Numbers show that America seems to be staying at its peak. There were roughly 20,000 to 30,000 new cases every day during April. Despite this, Fauci is confident that a vaccine will be made in a very short timeframe, compared to the past.
His confidence is based on the progress made by a company in Cambridge, Massachusetts called Moderna Therapeutics. Their vaccine candidate showed “impressive’ results during animal testing. As a result, their vaccine has been brought to human trials in just 42 days. The debate about Coronavirus’s origins will more than likely rage on, but Dr. Fauci will stick to the science.