While speaking with Al Sharpton on Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci confirmed that China gave the United States “misinformation” in the early stages of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
As a result, Fauci implied that the bad information hindered leaders from taking appropriate measures early on to help control the virus in America.
The remarks by Dr. Fauci come as President Trump’s opposition have been questioning his administration’s overall response to COVID-19, in terms of what they knew about the virus, when they knew it and if they acted appropriately.
Dr. Fauci told Sharpton, “It was always this thought that there was some danger, but when we got to the point that it was clear that some of the misinformation that we initially got from China — because remember, their first cases were reported at the end of December…December 31st.”
“They said it was something like 24 cases in this wet market, where these exotic animals are sold, and there’s a human/animal interface,” he continued. “And the proposal that was made by the authorities of China was this was just jumping from an animal to a human and it wasn’t spread from human to human.”
Dr. Fauci went on to say, “Then it became clear, when you look back, that it was likely in China that there was human to human spread — when you look at that information — and we started getting information here, it was, ‘Well, it’s not officially spread from human to human.'”
“But as soon as it became clear that there was community spread, which means that it isn’t just a travel-related case — that there are cases in the community that are under the radar screen — then it became clear that we are in real trouble,” he concluded. Video Below
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