Dr. Anthony Fauci says people should keep an "open mind" to the origin theory that COVID-19 was leaked from a Chinese lab.
Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke on "Morning Joe" after several of his emails that were made public by Buzzfeed News and Washington Post via a FOIA request.
In some of the emails from April 2020, he and NIH Director Francis Collins discussed the theory that a possible origin of COVID-19 was a laboratory in China.
"The situation is that we didn't know, and we still don't know what the origin is," he told "Morning Joe," after he was asked if he believed the lab leak theory was a conspiracy theory.
However, since we don't know that for sure, you've got to keep an open mind."
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National Institute of Allergy, Buzzfeed News, Washington Post