No Minister

Great! Now fire Fauci

A couple of weeks ago news came out that Francis Collins, longtime head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) had resigned.

The NIH was founded in the 1880’s, has twenty thousand people working for it, including six thousand research scientists, and has an annual budget of $42 billion. It’s a big deal.

Collins resignation statement said this:

“I fundamentally believe … that no single person should serve in the position too long, and that it’s time to bring in a new scientist to lead the NIH into the future.”

He had been the Director after twelve years since being appointed by President Obama.

However, it’s more likely that he resigned because the pressure of multiple scandals was building up, as reported here: details can be read at the link but here’s the synopsis, with each headline carrying further links:

1. Francis Collins Advised a Chinese Military Proxy-Linked Group Working with BGI Genomics to collect biometric data on Americans via Covid-19 testing.

2. Collins Admits Funding Wuhan Lab: ‘We Had No Control Over What They Were Doing”

3. Collins oversaw Research Deals Signed With Chinese Communist Military Front.

4. NIH agencies have funded over 250 Studies for Chinese Communist Military Researchers.

5. America Has Given Millions for ‘Research’ At Chinese Communist-Run Facilities Since COVID Outbreak.

6. U.S. National Institutes of Health Fires 54 Researchers As Ongoing Investigation Reveals 93% Failed to Disclose Links to Chinese Communist Party

But Collins is hardly alone. He’s worked with his minion, Anthony Fauci and at arms-length with Peter Daszak. In case you’re not aware of it Daszak is the virus research scientist who coordinated the now infamous Lancet letter:

In February 2020, the journal published a letter dismissing the lab-leak theory. It stated: “We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.” The authors really wanted us to believe the bat soup theory. Thanks to Dr. Fauci’s emails, we now know that Dr. Peter Daszak, who funded gain-of-function research in the Wuhan lab, coordinated the 2020 letter.

It was not until June 2021 that the Wuhan Lab leak theory was taken off the conspiracy shelf, even to the extent of the Washington Post re-writing old articles that had attacked the likes of GOP Senator Tom Cotton, who had pushed the lab-leak theory early and hard. It took The Lancet a little longer but finally, eighteen months after Daszak’s corrupted effort, they published the alternative theory.

In the meantime, Fauci remains in place, head of one of the NIH sub-agencies, NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases). You think Collins has been around forever? Look at this:

The guy has been in charge for thirty seven years, more than three times as long as any other Director. He’s the J Edgar Hoover of NIAD. He stopped being a doctor and joined the Federal bureaucracy in 1968: he is now eighty years old and the highest paid person in the US Federal government.

Everything about his history tells us that he morphed into being a politician/bureaucrat and survives as such, convinced that he’s right and everybody else is wrong. For example, on the funding of SARS virus “gain of function” research, after the Obama administration banned it in 2014 Fauci and others simply decided that was wrong and figured out a way to get the research done in the Wuhan lab, and how to re-direct US funding towards it, apparently telling nobody in the Obama Administration about it and repeating the effort with the Trump Administration, where multiple officials are on record saying that Fauci never told them anything about this either.

A very dangerous Sir Humphrey Appleby.

He also loves the media attention he’s gotten in the last two years, even when he simply contradicts himself as he has on masks, or made forecasts that have simply turned out to be wrong, such as his predictions in 2020 that finally opening up baseball games would be “super-spreader” events. They were not, which surprised few people other than Fauci, since it’s known how rare outdoor transmission of the virus is. Yet both things didn’t stop him making exactly the same predictions about College Football games a month ago, predictions which have also turned out wrong:

The Today Show did a story pointing out Dr. Fauci was 100% wrong about college football games being superspreaders. When the freaking Today Show is doing this story you know the narrative is changing in a hurry.

But it’s more than just being a political bureaucrat. As this article points out:

This is the big problem with Fauci, among many of his other flaws. He just…says things. Often, those things are colored by politics. So when there were George Floyd protests by leftwing activists throughout the country last year, when we didn’t even have a vaccine yet, Fauci was silent. He never once went on MSNBC, CNN, or any of his other favorite outlets to talk about how dangerous those people were supposedly being. Yet, when it comes to groups of people that are perceived as right-leaning, including sports fans, Fauci suddenly finds his tongue and makes bold proclamations of doom.

Yet, those proclamations rarely pan out because again, Fauci just says things. He almost never has hard numbers to back up what he’s saying when he appears on TV. He shoots from the hip and goes with his gut, and his gut just so happens to constantly favor leftwing narratives.

He could yet find himself in trouble for “saying things” in Congress in response to specific questions from GOP Senator (and MD) Rand Paul about funding the “gain of function” research where even the Washington Post took Fauci down about his evasive, disingenuous responses:

Fauci also told Paul there’s no possibility the research in the paper Paul cited directly led to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but Paul correctly called this out as a straw man. That specific project was only one element of the U.S. government multiagency effort that for years pumped U.S. money and know-how into these Wuhan labs, via the EcoHealth Alliance, including NIH, USAID and the Pentagon. According to an intelligence fact sheet released by the Trump administration and partially confirmed by the Biden administration, the WIV took our help and used it to build another, secret part of the lab, where they worked with the Chinese military.

Whether that amounts to lying to Congress is yet to be decided but Paul has laid a formal complaint.

Purely on the basis of avoiding the calcification of thinking and systems that happen when people stay in one role for decades, he should have been gone long ago. He should have actually been fired for his performance during the AIDS crisis in the 1980’s:

Anthony Fauci is only a minor player in Shilts’ account [And the Band Played On (1987), which is widely considered the definitive history of the early years of the AIDS epidemic], but the book details one key incident during which Fauci publicly implied, in a prominent editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association, that there could be casual household transmission of HIV—an assertion contrary to all of the best science being done at the time. When the (inevitable) blowback from his colleagues and peers came, he accused the media and laypeople of “not understanding the language of science.

Even as a young scientist, Fauci had already become an expert in the D.C. sport of political deflection and denial. Fauci’s sloppiness led to months of AIDS hysteria where the public worried about entirely implausible casual transmission pathways. 

It seems that the US public is also finally tiring of him, as a recent Rasmussen survey showed:

Asked, “Do you agree or disagree [that]… Fauci has lost all credibility with the American people,” 38 percent said they strongly agree, 16 percent said they somewhat agree. Only 36 percent in total said they disagreed with this statement, and 11 percent remained unsure.

Likely only his NIH boss can fire him, and nobody is even sure about that. He should be pressured to resign but given how well he aligns with Biden Administration health policy on Covid-19 that seems unlikely.

It’s also clear that ego, arrogance, hubris, shamelessness, love of media attention (when it’s friendly) and the fact that he’ll have nothing as great as this for the rest of his life, mean he won’t resign of his own choice.

Written by Tom Hunter

October 19, 2021 at 3:10 pm

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    Kevn

    October 19, 2021 at 4:41 pm

  2. The whole thing reeks of three letter agency cover story BS where planted “officers” are “just following orders” and it’s all based on dubious intel-driven nonsense, hidden agendas and the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. This has been going on since President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947. In later years even he realised it was a publicly funded medusa that had got way out of hand. See “The Secret Team” by L. Fletcher Prouty for more details.

    fredonas

    October 19, 2021 at 5:23 pm

  3. Interesting fact 1

    Until J. Edgar Hoover got it changed so he could stay on Federal employees had to retire at 65 – he of course died in harness at 77. J. Edgar Hoover himself was an exemplar of a swamp creature and was probably able to get the Congress to pass the legislation that enabled this because he had dirt on so many people

    Interesting facts 2

    The Wuhan Lab was engaged in “Gain of Function Research” shifted from South Carolina because it was no longer permissible to do this in the USA, which is why the Lab Leak theory has gained currency

    The “Vaccine” itself is actually product of this “Gain of Function Research”

    It is all very Frankenstenian

    Andrei

    October 19, 2021 at 6:34 pm

  4. Fauci has been hoovering up drug company money for a long time. Evil little man.

    AZT killed more patients than it saved. Freddie Mercury was killed on AZT. Magic Johnson refused it, and still lives. Remember the AIDS hysteria? Covid similar.

    Pb

    October 22, 2021 at 9:09 am


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