Fox News host Tucker Carlson stated Monday that top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci should be under an investigation that could end in criminal charges for Fauci’s role in research that may have led to the spread of COVID-19.
Carlson’s theory noted the coronavirus came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. Fauci had sign off on this type of research as the head of the National Institutes of Health.
The host stated, “But you’ve got to think that at least part of Tony Fauci’s authoritarian germ hysteria is a cover for something else.”
Carlson added, “Could it be that Tony Fauci is trying to divert attention from himself and his own personal role in the COVID-19 pandemic?”
He further accused Fauci of connections with Wuhan, noting, “So once again, why would the Wuhan lab be conducting experiments like that in the first place? Well, we know that Tony Fauci had authorized payment for the research.”
Carlson continued, “For five years, from 2014 to 2019, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases which Tony Fauci runs and has for decades, pumped money to a group called the EcoHealth Alliance.”
Carlson’s efforts have entertained viewers, but is there a ring of truth to his commentary?
As fact-finders investigate, the connections between Dr. Fauci and Wuhan grow, offering more questions than answers in this intriguing discussion.