Did Dr. Fauci, Melinda Gates, and Barack Obama Visit a Wuhan Lab in 2015?
A viral Facebook post from singer Ted Nugent claimed to show Dr. Anthony Fauci, Melinda Gates, and President Barack Obama at a research lab in Wuhan, China, in 2015. The post further alleges that the Obama administration “paid the lab $3.7 million for a ‘bat’ project.”
The photograph was not actually taken at a lab in Wuhan—it came from a trip Obama took to the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, in 2014 to meet with scientists working on combating the Ebola virus. The photo shows Obama talking to Dr. Nancy Sullivan of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, while Fauci and then-Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell—not Melinda Gates—stand nearby.