PBS documentary captures Fauci laughing off lab leak theories, lamenting not pushing mask mandates sooner

Dr. Anthony Fauci did a documentary for PBS “American Masters” in a propaganda attempt to salvage his reputation as he is increasingly tied to the origins of COVID-19 and, once again, laughed off the lab leak theory while stating he should have imposed vaccine and mask mandates earlier.

The former White House medical advisor has been accused of being “fame hungry.” This documentary will only drive that point home as he allowed PBS to tail him for 23 months starting in January 2021 while he grandstanded over the pandemic.

During the documentary, he doubled down on funding risky virus research in China that is feared to have started the pandemic, claiming that they were “experiments that needed to be done.”

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He grinned and called the lab leak theory “molecularly impossible” because the viruses that were manipulated in the Wuhan lab were different from the pathogen that caused the global outbreak. He continues to take absolutely no responsibility in regard to the pandemic.

“The microbe that we were working on, not only was not SARS-CoV-2, it would be molecularly impossible for them to turn it into SARS-CoV-2,” he asserted.

Fauci went on to make an analogy to cars and motorcycles, stating, “They [the viruses] were so different, it’s kind of like you have a Chevrolet and you got a motorcycle and you say, ‘I want to make that Chevrolet into the motorcycle.’ No matter what you do to that Chevrolet. You’re not going to make it into a motorcycle, like, what are you talking about?”

Fauci admitted that he regretted not ordering quarantines and telling people to wear masks sooner as well.

“Maybe I should have done that,” he told PBS. “Yeah, I was wrong.”

The immunologist took PBS inside his $2 million Washington, D.C. home and posed as he worked from his home office. He narcissistically displayed memorabilia of his achievements, such as news clippings of his work on AIDS research in the 80s in his office. He even had throw pillows displaying his face on them and pictures of himself all over the walls.

Between 2014 and 2019, the NIH reportedly gave a series of grants totaling approximately $3.7 million to the New York nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, which, in turn, funneled the funds to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to carry out experiments on bat coronaviruses.

Fauci claimed during the interview that his critics cherrypicked from a list of 10,000 awards he signed off on during his nearly 40-year tenure as head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), an arm of the National Institutes for Health (NIH).

Fauci recently commissioned a paper denouncing the lab leak theory at the beginning of the pandemic. He then publicized the study at a White House news conference weeks later acting like he had nothing to do with it.

He spent a great deal of time in the documentary slamming former President Trump and praising President Biden.

In one amusing part of the documentary, Fauci accompanied DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to a ward in DC and was confronted by a resident who accused them and other government officials of fearmongering.

“People in America are not settled with the information that has been given to us right now. So I’m not going to be lining up taking a shot or the vaccination for something that wasn’t cleared in the first place,” the man informed Fauci.

“And then you all create a shot in miraculous time. It takes years… 20 years is not enough, and nine months is definitely not enough for nobody to be taking no vaccination that you all came up with,” he added.

Throughout the documentary, it’s apparent to many that Fauci loves fame.

Fauci recounted tense exchanges with his arch-rival, Republican Sen. Rand Paul, during a Senate health committee hearing in July 2021.

The immunologist confirmed that the “number of experiments that needed to be done on viruses” include “doing something under certain circumstances that make a pathogen more transmissible or more pathogenic.”

“Which some people refer to as ‘gain of function,’” he stated.

Paul pointed out that Fauci’s agency helped fund research that entailed genetically altering a pathogen to become more transmissible and deadly. That incensed the leftist doctor.

“Rand Paul was insidiously throwing into his little questions that the work that was done in the Wuhan lab, funded by a small grant from NIH, a strong implication that it created a virus that made COVID,” Fauci bitterly complained.

Even though it is clear that Fauci dismissed the lab leak theory out of hand, he now claims he has “an open mind” about it.


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