Fact-checked by: Myth Detector

2020/12/17 | Georgia

FALSE: Wuhan Lab is owned by the pharmaceutical company Glaxo, which is also the owner of Pfizer. Both companies are managed by BlackRock, a George Soros-owned company. Bill Gates is the main shareholder of Pfizer. The aforementioned actors are connected to Wuhan lab (Wuhan Institute of Virology) and the dissemination of the coronavirus. In 2015, Anthony Fauci gifted USD 3.7 million to the Wuhan lab, which “was tasked with creating the coronavirus”.

Explanation: None of the listed companies own the Wuhan Institute of Virology – it is managed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Glaxo, BlackRock, and Bill Gates are all partners, but not owners of Pfizer. 3) The claim that Fauci allegedly gave a grant to the Wuhan lab in 2015 is disinformation. EcoHealth Alliance did indeed get a grant to study families of coronaviruses and the Wuhan Institute of Virology was one of the partners, but this fact is manipulated.

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