In an attempt to redirect the attention of his supporters and to shift responsibility to anyone else when COVID-19 was first discovered in the United States, a conspiracy theory regarding a Chinese medical laboratory and the “creation” of a virus that has so far killed more than half a million people was born. Fox News is still pushing that lie.
Doocy: Has the WH seen any circumstantial evidence that it did not originate from a lab?
Psaki: I would caution you against disproving a negative… when it comes to getting to the bottom of the root causes of a pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of people in the US pic.twitter.com/qYzrAuapKa
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 20, 2021
Peter Doocey, Fox News reporter and embarrassment at every press conference, questioned Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, on whether the Biden administration had any “circumstantial evidence” to prove the virus was not created in that lab. After all, he said, Fox has “circumstantial evidence” that it was, so he expected the same from her if she wanted to argue that it wasn’t.
Psaki did what anyone who understands science, or literally anything else, would do. She shut that line of questioning down.
‘I would caution you against disproving a negative… when it comes to getting to the bottom of the root causes of a pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of people in the US.’
Psaki might have also explained, although Doocey is unlikely to accept it, that medical scientists here in the United States, particularly at Duke University, have determined that the virus was contracted from animals. That’s what the term “novel” means in the phrase “novel coronavirus.”
‘Very much like the original SARS that jumped from bats to civets, or MERS that went from bats to dromedary camels, and then to humans, the progenitor of this pandemic coronavirus underwent evolutionary changes in its genetic material that enabled it to eventually infect humans.’
Twitter dragged Doocey after he was shut down by a woman far smarter and more reliant on facts than he will ever be. Read some of their comments below: