Dr. Anthony Fauci doubled down Monday on his claim that people who are attacking him are “actually criticizing science” — while insisting he still doesn’t believe COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab.
“It is essential as a scientist that you evolve your opinion and your recommendations based on the data as it evolves,” the White House infectious disease expert told the podcast “Sway” that aired Monday.
“And that’s the reason why I say people who then criticize me about that are actually criticizing science,” he told interviewer Kara Swisher of attacks when he changed his mind on mask-wearing.
“[T]he people who are giving the ad hominems are saying, ‘Ah, Fauci misled us. First he said no masks, then he said masks.’
“Well, let me give you a flash. That’s the way science works. You work with the data you have at the time.
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