A viral video was falsely attributed to US physician Dr. Fauci being sacked and US admitted to Covid-19 being a man-made virus

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A video of Marjorie Taylor Greene and House Republicans announcing the bill to fire US political physician, the face of US covid response Dr. Anthony Fauci has been falsely circulated as “Dr. Fauci being sacked by the US government and the US admits Corona virus is man-made”

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Attached below is the link to the original conference video which took place on 15 June, 2021. Marjorie Taylor Greene and House Republicans in the video announces a bill to get Dr. Fauci fired and discusses how negligence and irresponsibility of these people led to deaths of thousands of Americans.

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And more such tweets supporting the claim that Dr. Fauci has been sacked

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Firstly, the bill has been introduced as of now and not been passed by the US senate. There are no legal evidences supporting the removal of Dr. Fauci.

The following video discusses how the US stopped “Gain-of-Function” researches since the reign of Barack Obama. The Gain-of-function research refers to deliberately creating viruses to study their implications. Hence, there is no proof as to whether Covid-19 virus is man made or not.

The video also contains footage of Dr. Fauci testifying in front of US Republic senate members that their claim is absolutely wrong and he is fine with any kind of investigate to be conducted.

 

The screenshot below is of the article published by Newsweek on June 4 2021, contains Joe Biden’s statement saying that he is very confident of Dr. Fauci and not bothered by the false claims made.

Further the searches still show Dr. Anthony Fauci as the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease – NIAID

Several fact checking sites such as India Today’s Anti-Fake News War Room, OneIndia, Factly and others verified that the news is fake and Dr. Anthony Fauci continues to be the director of NIAID and national adviser on health for the US president.

Attached below are the links to fact checks done on the issue.

Fact Check: Facebook post gone viral falsely claiming top US physician Dr Fauci is sacked – Fact Check News (indiatoday.in)

 

Fake: Dr. Fauci has not been sacked and US has not yet admitted COVID-19 is man made – Oneindia News

 

The U.S. Government has neither sacked Dr. Fauci nor admitted that the COVID-19 virus is man-made – FACTLY

 

 


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Surabhi Srivastava

Student of Journalism at Symbiosis institute of Media and Communication, Pune