Trumpets choose to believe in fairy tales
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci Monday reiterated scientific evidence shows the SARS-CoV coronavirus was not created in a laboratory (Chinese or otherwise).
Fauci’s statement contradicts again the story on the origin of COVID-19 spread by the U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Trump insists his administration has evidence the virus was created in a laboratory in Wuhan city but has released no such evidence to the public because there isn’t any.
“If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, the scientific evidence is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated,” Fauci said in an interview with National Geographic.
“Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates this virus evolved in nature and then jumped species,” the U.S. government’s leading epidemiologist added.
Virus Mutations Reveal How COVID-19 Really Spread
Globe-trotting humans are the culprits
The world struggled to understand how COVID-19 spread during the pandemic’s first four months. Genetic sequences of the coronavirus reported by laboratories all over the world tell the real story—when the virus arrived in each place and where it came from.
The sequences, which advance from left to right in the graphic, show the virus jumped from an animal to humans in China, humans transmitted it to one another within China, then people traveling from there spread it globally person to person.
The virus had not mutated significantly as of March 31, 2020; human contact created the pandemic, not a wildly evolving pathogen.
Mapping the spread also substantiates actions could have best mitigated it: faster, wider testing; earlier, stricter global travel bans and isolation of infected people; and more immediate social distancing worldwide.
On Tuesday morning, the U.S. president also reacted angrily to a video titled “Mourning In America” produced by The Lincoln Project (LP), a conservative group opposed to Trump’s reelection which blames him for mishandling the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There’s mourning in America – and under the leadership of Donald Trump, our country is weaker, sicker, and poorer,” the LP video points out and adds the United States is on the brink of a new Great Depression.
In response to the above, Trump released his discomfort by calling the Lincoln Project members “losers.”
Desperate for a scapegoat to hide his own solipsism, incompetence, and lack of empathy, Trump sings his same old song: