White Coat Waste also claimed that some of the dogs had their vocal cords removed so their barking would not disturb the attending scientists. Rep. Nancy Mace fired off a letter to the National Institutes of Health, calling the cordectomies “cruel” and a “reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds.” Mace is a South Carolina Republican but signatories to her letter included Democrats Cindy Axne, Steve Cohen, Jimmy Gomez, Josh Gottheimer, Ted Lieu, Mike Quigley, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Terri Sewell and Eleanor Holmes Norton, plus more than a dozen Republicans, including Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Maria Salazar.
In a related cause that could use more bipartisan support, Dr. Fauci and his National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) are also under fire for funding dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. The NIAID boss denied funding such research, but now the NIH admits a “limited experiment” to test if bat coronaviruses were “capable of binding” to a human receptor. That contradicts Fauci, the nation’s chief white coat supremacist, who has escaped scrutiny on a number of fronts.
Fauci earned a medical degree in 1966 but to avoid treating American soldiers in Vietnam, he hired on with the NIH in 1968 as one of their “yellow berets.” Fauci’s bio shows no advanced degrees in molecular biology or biochemistry, but in 1984 he became director of NIAID. Kary Mullis, who earned a PhD in biochemistry from UC Berkeley and won a Nobel Prize for the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), called Fauci unqualified for the job.
“He doesn’t understand electron microscopy and he doesn’t understand medicine,” Mullis said. “He should not be in a position like he’s in.”
As UC Berkeley molecular biologist Peter Duesberg noted in Inventing the AIDS Virus, Fauci networked with pharmaceutic giant Burroughs Wellcome and recommended azidothymidine, also known as AZT. The drug is marketed under the names Zidovudine or Retrovir, even though it “amounts to poison” according to Duesberg.
In 1989, Fauci’s NIAID conducted trials of AZT on pregnant mothers injected with HIV. As Duesberg noted, “A drug that interferes with growth can lead only to physical deformities in babies developing in the womb.” See also Poison by Prescription: the AZT Story by John Lauritsen, with a foreword by Duesberg, and this interview with former Harvard and Johns Hopkins molecular biologist Charles Thomas.
When Duesberg challenged the government orthodoxy on AIDS, Fauci contrived to cancel his media appearances and the Berkeley virologist found his grants under attack. Fauci was hopelessly wrong about the spread of AIDS in the general population, yet he remained at the helm of NIAID.
In 2012, Fauci cited the risks of gain-of-function research, which makes viruses more lethal and transmissible, wondering, “what if that scientist becomes infected with the virus, which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic?” The NIH banned gain of function research in 2014 but revived it in 2017 with no objection from Fauci.
Fauci’s NIAID funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in Communist China, where gain-of-function research could be conducted in secret, with no accountability. The WIV also received a shipment of deadly pathogens from a lab in Canada, courtesy of Chinese scientist Dr. Xiangguo Qiu. As Israeli microbiologist Dr. Dany Shoham noted, Dr. Qiu worked closely with four institutions connected to China’s biological weapons development, including the WIV.
In early 2017, Fauci proclaimed there was “no doubt” that president Donald Trump would be confronted with a surprise infectious disease outbreak. In early 2020, Fauci praised China’s handling of the pandemic and in the early going opposed President Trump’s ban on travel from China. Fauci contended that the COVID virus developed naturally in the wild, a view not derived from a replicated scientific study.
Fauci, who commands the NIAID budget of more than $6 billion, did not take kindly to those who found evidence that the COVID virus had been engineered in a lab. Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control, even got death threats for suggesting that the COVID virus leaked from a Chinese lab. New Zealand data scientist Gilles Demaneuf told Vanity Fair he was unsure about the origin but “100 percent sure there was a massive cover-up.”
The late Angelo Codevilla, a former staffer with the Senate Intelligence Committee, quickly pegged Fauci as a “deep state fraud.” In more than 50 years in government, Dr. Fauci never once had to face the voters. This is the person most responsible for wrecking the booming Trump economy and locking down the workers. The NIAID boss, now 80, showed little if any concern for the suffering Americans were forced to endure. Here is a medical doctor who first causes harm, so it makes sense that such a person would spend taxpayer dollars to torture beagles in Tunisia.
Joe Biden still shows confidence in this Lysenko figure, the highest-paid bureaucrat in the entire federal government. Dr. Fauci now claims that those who criticize him “are actually criticizing science.” Fortunately for embattled Americans, Dr. Fauci recently confirmed his megalomaniac status.
“There comes a time,” Fauci told a McGill University audience, “when you do have to give up what you consider your individual right of making your own decision, for the greater good of society.” In reality, what America needs to give up, as soon as possible, is Dr. Fauci himself.
Republicans are calling for Fauci to resign and face prosecution for perjury. As with the dog-torture issue, Democrats should support a full criminal investigation of the NIAID boss.
If a free America is to endure, white coat waste and white coat supremacy will both have to go. ✪
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