Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday lashed out at critics calling for his ouster, blasting their "preposterous" and "painfully ridiculous" attacks and defending his record as a leading official battling the coronavirus pandemic.
"Attacks on me, quite frankly, are attacks on science," Fauci said in an interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd.
"If you go through each and every one of them, you can explain and debunk it immediately," Fauci said.
"I haven't changed my mind," Fauci said, adding he still feels "the same way" about the lab-leak theory that he did previously.
I believe it's a highly unlikely possibility, and I believe that the most important one, that you look at what scientists feel, is very likely that it was a natural origin," Fauci said.
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