Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that he trusts the Chinese scientists to be honest about the origins of COVID-19, according to a report in Breitbart News.
Fauci, who serves as the White House Chief Medical Adviser made his comments during a Friday interview on SiriusXM Urban View’s “The Joe Madison Show.”
The medical advisor was asked by host Joe Madison “Do you trust the scientists, your colleagues?”
“You have to work with them in China. Do you trust them to be honest and forthcoming?” Madson went on.
Fauci said that he does trust his Chinese counterparts about not only the origin of the virus but to distance themselves from the government there.
The doctor said that Americans would do well to remind themselves about the distinction between the scientists in China and the Chinese government for the purpose of understanding what is happening in the labs there.
“Well, yeah. Yeah, I think that you have to have a difference between the scientists in China and the Chinese government. I don’t have much insight into the latter.
The White House adviser cited his work with Chinese scientists in the past, saying that they have a history with the doctors working under the oppressive communist rule:
“We’ve worked with Chinese scientists for decades and decades, in a collaborative manner with influenza, with bird flu, with a variety of other diseases.
“And our experience with the scientists has been that they have been of good faith, they’re talented, many of them have made major accomplishments in science, and that’s the reason why we’ve worked with them.”
This comes within days of President Joe Biden asking the intelligence community to “redouble” their efforts to ascertain the origins of the virus.
“The United States will also keep working with like-minded partners around the world to press China to participate in a full, transparent, evidence-based international investigation and to provide access to all relevant data and evidence,” the president said.