Fauci: No scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab

National Geographic published this.  This seems to be an unusual topic for that publication and I wonder why Fauci selected  it.

Fauci: No scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab

The rest is copied exactly from National Geographic

Fauci, the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, shot down the discussion that has been raging among politicians and pundits, calling it “a circular argument” in a conversation Monday with 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 says. Based on the scientific evidence, he also doesn’t entertain an alternate theory—that someone found the coronavirus in the wild, brought it to a lab, and then it accidentally escaped.

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