Fauci backs committee to study US response to COVID-19 – Community News
Covid-19

Fauci backs committee to study US response to COVID-19

dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that he would “absolutely” support a 9/11-style commission to examine the US response to the COVID-19 pandemic – and that he still has not ruled out the virus coming from the wet markets from Wuhan.

The White House medical adviser said he believes there will be a similar inquiry into the pandemic, with a bipartisan group looking at what led to the crisis and the government’s failure.

“I think you’re definitely going to see that, Margaret,” Fauci told CBS host Magaret Brennan on “Face the Nation.” “I think the lack of doing that now is because you’re focusing on getting this thing under control.”

When asked if he wants a probe to come, Fauci said, “Oh, I definitely want one.”

Fauci said he would be “surprised” if the country did not take steps to study crisis response after more than 40 million Americans were infected by the virus, including 760,000 who have died.

Given the staggering numbers, the public shouldn’t imagine the country not “looking back at this and taking it apart, examining it, doing an autopsy on it and trying to find out,” Fauci said.

Anthony Fauci.
An investigation into the pandemic should require a bipartisan group to look at what led to the crisis and the government’s failings.
CBS

“People shouldn’t think that’s not going to happen. It’s not happening now because everyone is focused on getting this under control,” Fauci said.

He added that he believes the Biden administration will also support the investigation.

“I think once we get it under much better control, you’re going to look into that very closely,” he said.

When asked about the origin of the virus, Fauci said he has not ruled out it may have jumped from a wet market in Wuhan to humans.

“I have no knowledge of what the Chinese were doing, but the people who reported it, who investigated what they were doing, cleared the markets as soon as it became clear that clusters were on the way. of the market,” he says.

Anthony Fauci.
dr. Anthony Fauci says he has not ruled out the possibility that COVID-19 may have jumped on humans from a wet market in Wuhan.
CBS

“Which, you know, in a typical way, I think they tried to make sure things weren’t referred to them, they probably removed the animals that were the intermediate hosts there.”

Fauci also responded to Beijing’s claim that the virus was not coming off the market.

‘I don’t think you could say that. I don’t think you can say that. I guess you could say we don’t know how and where it originated,” he said.

“There were wet markets in Wuhan where a virus has ample opportunity to jump from an animal brought in from all parts of China that are physically very closely related to bat enclaves in caves and come to the market. So I don’t think anyone can say it didn’t come from here or came from here.”