Fox hosts and guests, particularly the prime time crazies, have been slamming Fauci 24/7. Fauci has always graciously appeared on Fox shows, but maybe he should bow out, except for Bret Baier or Chris Wallace. The bottom line is that there were always 2 major theories on the origins of COVID and thanks to China's lack of transparency & cover ups, we may never know which one is correct. The rw crazies seized on the lab accident or lab leak theory and turned it into a conspiracy. Trump and the GOP already have blood on their hands for their poor response to COVID as well as downplaying the importance of COVID testing, vaccines & other public health measures, such as social distancing and masks and turning them into political weapons.
Fox News's Chris Wallace came to the defense of White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci on Friday as the nation's leading infectious disease expert faces scrutiny from conservatives over newly released emails.
Wallace told colleague John Roberts during a discussion on the network about COVID-19's origins that he had read reports on Fauci's emails and "a number of the emails" himself, concluding, "There's no smoking gun there."
"This is highly political. ... You're seeing it as a major talking point for Republicans," Wallace said, predicting that former President Trump would go after Fauci during an appearance in North Carolina on Saturday.
The "Fox News Sunday" anchor called Fauci a "devoted public servant for 40 years."
Conservatives have criticized Fauci and accused him of not being forthcoming about the origins of the coronavirus following the release of email correspondence between him and others early on in the pandemic that seemed to question whether the virus was manmade.