"Firing Fauci does not go far enough", Owens raged.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken the lives of millions of people worldwide. "We all knew it".
The controversial claim was dismissed by experts past year, who said it was "extremely unlikely".
"Expect the Unexpected: Ten Lessons on Truth, Service, and the Way Forward" will reportedly sell for $18 on Barnes & Noble and address his decades of service in government and how it shaped his Covid response.
During the White House briefing on Thursday, press secretary Jen Psaki praised Dr. Anthony Fauci's role in the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic, after his emails from January to June 2020 were released this week as the result of Freedom of Information Act requests by news organizations.
Correspondance revealed how Fauci dismissed an email warning about China's Covid "cover-up" at the start of the pandemic because it was "too long" for him to read. "China should pay 10 trillion dollars to USA and world for death and destruction they have caused".
Paul claimed the nation's top infectious disease expert had an "incestuous" relationship' with Dr. Peter Daszak, a British zoologist whose EcoHealth Alliance non-profit steered USA funding toward the Wuhan lab, and the scientists working there. "The data posted by China is not only garbage, it has misled the world into a false sense of security".
In April 2020, an email from the director of the National Institute of Health, Francis Collins, nudged Dr Fauci with the subject line "conspiracy gains momentum". Senator Paul grilled Fauci on the lab-leak theory while also presenting damning evidence showing how the NIAID chief had funded gain of function research at the same Wuhan virology lab.
The Fauci emails have sparked fierce backlash among Republicans, specifically being critical of his comments on mask-wearing, the potential that the coronavirus leaked from a lab the USA gave money to, and more.
Fauci had initially been sceptical of the claims of Trump that COVID-19 had leaked from a Chinese lab. Trump's statement said, "The correspondence between Dr. Fauci and China speaks too loudly for anyone to ignore". Did COVID-19 escape from Wuhan Lab?
"From my perspective, your comments are courageous, and coming from your trusted voice, will help dispel myths being spun around the virus's origins", Daszak's note continues.
Fauci responded, 'Many thanks for your kind note'.
The contents have led to renewed calls for Fauci to be fired from Republicans like Sen Rand Paul and Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene, while Owens wants him behind bars. "I still believe the most likely origin is from an animal species to a human, but I keep an absolutely open mind, that if there may be other origins of that there may be another reason, it could have been a lab leak", he continued.