White House defends Fauci over emails

Dr. Anthony Fauci

White House stands by Dr. Fauci’s. NIAID Director’s emails face criticism.

Where: Washington, DC

The Facts

▪ Dr. Fauci’s emails dating back to the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak were released to the media under a freedom of information request.

▪ In one email from last April, a health charity official thanked Dr. Fauci for stating that scientific evidence does not support the lab-leak theory.

▪ Senator Rand Paul tweeted, “Can’t wait to see the media try to spin the Fauci FOIA emails.”

▪ Dr. Fauci wrote in an email from February 2020, “Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection… I do not recommend that you wear a mask.”

▪ In a press briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated, “The president and the administration feel that Dr. Fauci has played an incredible role in getting the pandemic under control, being a voice to the public throughout the course of this pandemic.”

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