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Dr. Anthony Fauci is now under fire after making an increbily tone deaf joke about creating coronavirus in his kitchen.

As Fox News reports:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci was blasted by conservatives on social media after joking that he created the coronavirus in his kitchen.

“At the epicenter of the initial outbreak, WA1 – Washington 1 is considered the ancestral model strain,” Dr. Larry Corey said to Fauci during a discussion at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center campus in Seattle, Washington, where Fauci was receiving an award on Tuesday.

“No, I developed the ancestral model strain,” Fauci jokingly responded. “I created it.”

“I was in my kitchen, and I…” Fauci said, pretending that he dropped an imaginary object to the floor.

Conservatives, however, were not amused by Fauci’s flippant joke:


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