Anthony Fauci made a bad joke about the origin of the coronavirus. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said he created the virus in his kitchen. This joke has caused many to criticize him on social networks.
Fauci's comments were delivered Tuesday on the campus of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington. He participated in the event along with Dr. Larry Corey, who said, "At the epicenter of the initial outbreak, WA1 - Washington 1 is considered the ancestral model strain." Fauci replied,"No, I developed the ancestral model strain" and added referring to the virus, I "created it."
Fauci is the patron saint of tweeting doctors.
The perfect twitter doctor on steroids. Self-paying, God complex and very tyrannical. https://t.co/IK3N98OoVq
- Tacher Fatalle (@ThatcherMx) August 12, 2022
Fauci lays bare his psychopathies. Only a sick and mentally deranged bureaucrat can consider in his head that people go to study medicine and science because they want to be like him. https://t.co/tz4pEBAuvM
- Emmanuel Rincón (@EmmaRincon) August 12, 2022
Fauci repeatedly said he believes the virus originated in nature, while many in the country have leaned toward the theory that the virus escaped from the Wuhan lab.