Biologist Bret Weinstein told Hill.TV that he believes COVID-19 was likely created in a lab and that fellow scientists are telling “fairy tales” about the virus originating in nature.

Weinstein, a visiting fellow at the James Madison Program at Princeton University, said the evidence “unfortunately points toward the possibility of a laboratory leak, and that hypothesis deserves investigation.”

“We are still being told fairy tales, including by Dr. [Anthony] Fauci this last week, about other ways in which the virus could have emerged directly from nature,” said Weinstein, a former biology professor at Evergreen State College in Washington.

His remarks come on the heels of Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telling CNN that he is “of the point of view that…the most likely etiology of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory.”

The virus was first detected in the Wuhan region of China.

Weinstein said he believes the mainstream science community feels pressure to find proof that the virus originated in a natural way.

Fauci, the top infectious diseases expert in the U.S. and a medical adviser to President Biden, addressed Redfield’s comments in a press conference this past week.

“Dr. Redfield was mentioning that he was giving an opinion as to a possibility. But again, there are other alternatives, others that most people hold by,” Fauci said.

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