[FALSE] Photo “Barack Obama, Anthony Fauci and Melinda Gates visit the Wuhan China Laboratory ‘coronavirus factory’ in 2015”

Photo 2014 and NOT in Wuhan, China. The photo was taken at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, United States related to Ebola research in December 2014. Even the woman in the red shirt is not Melinda Gates.

(English version of  [SALAH] Foto “Barack Obama, Anthony Fauci dan Melinda Gates mengunjungi ‘pabrik coronavirus’ Laboratorium Cina Wuhan tahun 2015”https://bit.ly/3h8z5hB)

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Circulating photos of former US President Barack Obama with Anthony Fauci and Melinda Gates accompanied by narration that the three of them visited the ‘China Laboratory Coronavirus’ in Wuhan 2015.

One of them, uploaded by the Massimo Resta account ( fb.com/massimo.resta.96742 ), uploaded a photo of Obama, Fauci and Melinda Gates in a laboratory with German-language narration.

The following narrative excerpt was translated:

“Photos from 2015. Pictures from five years ago. Wuhan China Laboratory. Barack Obama, Anthony Fauci and Melinda Gates visit the “virus factory”, perhaps to check the progress of coronavirus research “

Source: https://archive.md/v7sRs (Archive)

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EXPLANATION

Based on search results, the claim that former US president Barack Obama along with Anthony Fauci and Melinda Gates visited the ‘China Laboratory Coronavirus’ in Wuhan 2015 is a false claim.

In fact, Obama’s photo along with three other people is a 2014 photo and not in Wuhan, China. The photo was taken at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, United States related to Ebola research in December 2014.

In addition, the woman in the red shirt in the photo was not Melinda Gates. In the photo, besides Barack Obama and doctor Anthony S. Fauci, two others are Sylvia Burwell, US Secretary of Health and Human Services and Nancy Sullivan, Head of the Biodefense Research Section.

The same photo was uploaded on the official website of the National Institutes of Health on December 2, 2014 with an informational narrative;

“Dr. Nancy Sullivan of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) discussing Ebola research with President Barack Obama as NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell look on. “

REFERENCES
https://www.medcom.id/telusur/cek-fakta/zNPGrPEK-cek-fakta-beredar-foto-obama-fauci-dan-melinda-gates-di-lab-wuhan
https: //www.snopes. com / fact-check / obama-fauci-gates-wuhan-lab /
https://directorsblog.nih.gov/tag/president-barack-obama/
https://archive.md/imvqL (translation archive)

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