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Dr. Fauci fires back after Rand Paul blames him for the pandemic

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Dr. Fauci fires back after Rand Paul blames him for the pandemic

Dr. Fauci fires back after Rand Paul blames him for the pandemic

Dr. Anthony Fauci got into a heated discussion with Sen.

Rand Paul (R-KY) over gain-of-function research and the source of the Covid-19 virus.


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