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Anthony Fauci to Address COVID-19 Response and Origins in Upcoming Public Testimony

Anthony Fauci to Address COVID-19 Response and Origins in Upcoming Public Testimony

Apr 25, 2024

Anthony Fauci to Address COVID-19 Response and Origins in Upcoming Public Testimony

Anthony Fauci, the former chief medical adviser to the president, is scheduled to testify in a public hearing before the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic on June 3, 2024. This announcement was made by Subcommittee Chair Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) in a press release dated April 24. The hearing will mark Fauci's first public testimony since retiring from his position in 2022.

During a closed-door hearing in January, Fauci reportedly acknowledged "serious systemic failures in our public health system," as stated by Mr. Wenstrup. The upcoming hearing will allow the American public to hear directly from Fauci about his involvement in the management of the nation's pandemic response, the policies shaped during the pandemic, and his perspective on the debated origins of COVID-19.

According to Chair Wenstrup, Fauci has already conceded that some public health recommendations, such as the six-foot social distancing guideline, emerged without clear scientific backing. Fauci also admitted that the imposition of vaccine mandates, which he supported, might contribute to 'future vaccine hesitancy within the public.'

Furthermore, Fauci indicated that the lab leak hypothesis regarding the origins of COVID-19 should not be dismissed as a conspiracy theory. This theory suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 virus originated from a leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and despite initial skepticism, it has gained traction over time.

During the private January hearing, Fauci was said to have failed to recall specifics about COVID-19 discussions relevant to the subcommittee’s investigations more than 100 times, as claimed by Mr. Wenstrup. A full transcript of that hearing is expected to be released prior to the public session in June.

Chair Wenstrup expressed that the information shared thus far "raises significant concerns about public health officials and the validity of their policy recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic." He emphasized the importance of scrutinizing these statements, given Fauci's prominent role in the public health response to the pandemic.

Additionally, the subcommittee is set to hold a public hearing with Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, on May 1. This testimony is considered crucial to the investigation into the origins of COVID-19 and will provide context ahead of Fauci's public hearing.

The Epoch Times Article


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