by Dr. Joseph Mercola
September 01, 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci has served as the director of the National
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984, but
has yet to come out with the "Big One" - a vaccine or infectious
disease treatment that will allow him to retire with a victory under
Fauci has flip-flopped on the use of masks, first mocking people for
wearing them, and then insisting they should. In mid-July, he
suddenly urged governments to "be as forceful as possible" on mask
While Fauci still claims there's only anecdotal evidence supporting
the use of hydroxychloroquine, and that the drug doesn't work for
COVID-19, the scientific support for it goes as far back as 2005
In April, Fauci praised the NIAID-sponsored drug Remdesivir, saying
it "has a clear-cut and significant positive effect in diminishing
the time to recovery." Overall, the improvement rate for the drug
Research now shows hydroxychloroquine reduced mortality by 50% when
given early, and many doctors anecdotally claim survival rates close
to 100%. Despite such excellent results, Fauci continues to
disparage and cast doubt on hydroxychloroquine
At 79 years old, Dr. Anthony Fauci - who has served as the director
of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
since 1984 - has yet to come out with the "Big One" - a vaccine or
infectious disease treatment that will allow him to retire with a
victory under his belt.
He failed to create a successful vaccine for AIDS, SARS, MERS and
Ebola. A COVID-19 vaccine is essentially his last chance to go out
in a blaze of glory.
As evidenced by his history, he will stop at
nothing to protect Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine and Gilead's antiviral
He even threw tried and true pandemic protocols out the window when
COVID-19 hit, turning into an unquestioning spokesman for draconian
liberty-stripping measures instead.
To echo a question asked by Dr.
Sal Martingano in his article, 1 "Dr. Fauci: 'Expert' or
Co-Conspirator," why are we not questioning this so-called 'expert'?
Fauci 'Has Been Wrong About Everything'
The risk we take when listening to Fauci is that, so far, he's been
wrong about most things.
In a July 14, 2020, "Opposing View"
editorial in USA Today, White House adviser Peter Navarro, director
of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, stated that Fauci,
"has been wrong about everything that I have interacted with him
According to Navarro, Fauci's errors in judgment include: 3
Opposing the ban on incoming flights from China in late January
Telling the American people the novel virus outbreak was nothing
to worry about well into February.
Flip-flopping on the use of masks
- first mocking people for
wearing them, and then insisting they should. In fact, mid-July, he
suddenly urged governments to "be as forceful as possible" on mask
was only anecdotal evidence supporting the use of
hydroxychloroquine, when the scientific grounds for it go as
far back as 2005, when the study, 5 "Chloroquine Is a Potent Inhibitor of
SARS Coronavirus Infection and Spread," was published in the
Fauci should have been well aware of this publication.
that study, 6
"Chloroquine has strong antiviral effects on SARS-CoV
infection of primate cells.
These inhibitory effects are observed
when the cells are treated with the drug either before or after
exposure to the virus, suggesting both prophylactic and therapeutic
advantage," the study authors said.
In other words, the drug worked
both for prevention and treatment.
As noted by Navarro, more recent research found
reduced the mortality rate among COVID-19 patients by 50% when used
Interestingly, in a March 24, 2020, interview 7 with Chris Stigall,
Fauci did say that - were he to speak strictly as a doctor treating
patients - he would certainly prescribe chloroquine to COVID-19
patients, particularly if there were no other options.
Then, in August, he flipped back to insisting hydroxychloroquine
doesn't work, 8 even though by that time, there were several studies
demonstrating its effectiveness against COVID-19 specifically.
So, it appears Fauci has had a hard time making up his mind on this
issue as well, on the one hand dismissing the drug as either
untested or ineffective against COVID-19, and on the other admitting
it would be wise to use, seeing how the options are so limited.
Navarro continues: 9
"Now Fauci says a
falling mortality rate doesn't matter when it is the single most
important statistic to help guide the pace of our economic
The lower the
mortality rate, the faster and more we can open. So when you ask
me whether I listen to Dr. Fauci's advice, my answer is: only
with skepticism and caution."
Fauci Has Done Nothing to Help Unite the Country
While Fauci claims to be exasperated by how political the pandemic
has become, 10 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. pointed out in an August 2,
2020, Instagram post 11 that Fauci himself is, at least in part, part
of the problem, as his double standards on hydroxychloroquine have
done much to polarize and divide the nation:
"Fauci insists he will not approve HCQ for COVID until its efficacy
is proven in 'randomized, double blind placebo studies.'
Dr. Fauci has never advocated such studies for any of the 72 vaccine
doses added to the mandatory childhood schedule since he took over
NIAID in 1984. Nor is he requiring them for the COVID vaccines
currently racing for approval.
Why should chloroquine be the only remedy required to cross this
HCQ is less in need of randomized placebo studies than
any of these vaccines since its safety is well established after 60
years of use and decades on WHO's listed of 'essential medicines.'
Fauci's peculiar hostility towards HCQ is consistent
with his half century bias favoring vaccines and patent
medicines. Dr. Fauci's double standards create confusion,
mistrust and polarization."
In a June 10, 2020, article, 12 Global Research also questioned
Fauci's many attempts to disparage the drug for no apparently valid
reason; even promoting the
fake (and ultimately retracted) Lancet
study that claimed to show hydroxychloroquine was dangerous.
end of the day, who benefits?
Well, certainly it benefits the drug
and vaccine industries, which seems to be where Fauci's loyalties
Fauci's Bias Is Hard to Miss
While Fauci is not named on the patents of either Moderna's vaccine
or Remdesivir, the NIH does have a 50% stake in Moderna's vaccine,
and the recognition that would come with a successful vaccine launch
would certainly include Fauci.
He also has lots to lose - if nothing else, his pride - if
Remdesivir doesn't become a blockbuster, as his NIAID is sponsoring
the clinical trials. 14
The NIAID also supported the original research into Remdesivir, when
it was aimed at treating Ebola. 15
His bias here is clear for anyone to see.
April 29, 2020, he
stated 16 Remdesivir,
"has a clear-cut and significant positive effect
in diminishing the time to recovery."
How good is that?
the drug recovered in 11 days, on average, compared to 15 days among
those receiving a placebo. Overall, the improvement rate for the
drug was 31%.
Meanwhile, research 17 now shows hydroxychloroquine reduced mortality
by 50% when given early, and many doctors anecdotally claim survival
rates close to 100%.
This still isn't good enough for Fauci, who continues insisting
hydroxychloroquine is a bust. 18
His stance on these two drugs certainly doesn't make sense based on
the data alone. But it does make sense if he wants (or has been
instructed) to protect the profits of Remdesivir.
As director of NIAID, which has been part of Remdesivir's
development from the start, why wouldn't he want to see it become a
moneymaker for the agency he dedicated his career to?
It also makes
sense when you consider his primary job is to raise funds for
biodefense research, primarily vaccines but also diagnostics and
drug therapies. 19,20
Fauci Doubts Safety of Russian Vaccine
Early in August 2020, Russia announced they would begin vaccinating
citizens with its own COVID-19 vaccine, despite not finishing
large-scale human trials. 21
The announcement drew skepticism from
American infectious disease specialists, including Fauci, who said
he has "serious doubts" that Russia's COVID-19 vaccine is actually
safe and effective. 22
Fauci conveniently ignores the many failed attempts to create other
coronavirus vaccines over the past two decades, including vaccines
against SARS and MERS.
He's probably right on that point. It's hard to imagine you can
prove safety and effectiveness in a mere two months of trials.
the fast-tracked vaccine efforts of the U.S. and EU are hardly bound
to be significantly better, considering the many shortcuts that are
Fauci Ignores Two Decades of Failed Coronavirus Vaccines
Despite being in a position to know better, Fauci conveniently
ignores the many failed attempts to create other coronavirus
vaccines over the past two decades, including vaccines against SARS
A paper 23 by Eriko Padron-Regalado, "Vaccines for
SARS-CoV-2: Lessons From Other Coronavirus Strains" reviews some of
these past experiences.
As noted in the Conservative Review: 24
"Since their emergence in 2003 and 2012 respectively, no safe and
efficacious human vaccines for either SARS-Cov1 or MERS have been
Moreover, experimental non-human (animal model)
evaluations of four SARS-Cov1 candidate vaccine types, revealed
that despite conferring some protection against infection with
SARS-Cov1, each also caused serious lung injury, caused by an
overreaction of the immune system, upon viral challenge. 25
Identical 'hypersensitive-type' lung injury occurred 26
when mice were administered a candidate MERS-Cov vaccine, then
challenged with infectious virus, negating the ostensible
benefit achieved by their development of promising... 'antibodies'... which might have provided
immunity to MERS-Cov.
These disappointing experimental
observations must serve as a cautionary tale for SARS-Cov2
vaccination programs to control epidemic COVID-19 disease."
NIAID Safety Controversies and Ethics Violations
When recently asked for a rebuttal to criticism of his leadership
during the pandemic, Fauci replied,
"I think you can trust me,"
...citing his long record of service in government medicine.
that long service record is fraught with ethics and safety lapses.
For example, in 2005, NPR reported 27 the NIH tested novel AIDS drugs
on hundreds of HIV-positive children in state foster care during the
late 1980s and90s without assigning patient advocates to monitor the
children's health, as is required by law in most states.
Fauci was appointed director of the NIAID in 1984. The AIDS research
was part of his research portfolio, and the AIDS research division
reported directly to him, so these violations occurred on his
In 2008, two NIH biomedical ethicists published a paper on
the controversial practice of using wards of the state as guinea
pigs, noting: 29
"Enrolling wards of the state in research raises two major concerns:
the possibility that an unfair share of the burdens of research
might fall on wards, and the need to ensure interests of individual
wards are accounted for ...
Having special protections only for some
categories is misguided. Furthermore, some of the existing
protections ought to be strengthened."
Under Fauci, the NIAID became the largest funder of HIV/AIDS in the
Despite that, numerous articles over the years have discussed how
AIDS activists have been less than satisfied with Fauci and the
A 1986 article stated: 34
"If Fauci were less intent on amassing power within the federal
health bureaucracy... he would have left AIDS treatment research with
the NCI, where it began, relying on that institute's proven
expertise in organizing large, multisite clinical trials for cancer
A July 23, 2020, article in Just the News lists several other safety
and ethics problems that Fauci has been involved in through the
years, including conflict of interest violations in vaccine
Just the News also interviewed NIAID chief of ethics and regulatory
compliance Dr. Jonathan Fishbein, whom the NIAID was forced to
reinstate in 2005 after it was determined that Fishbein had been
wrongly fired in retaliation for raising concerns about lack of
safety in some of the agency's research: 36
Fauci failed to take responsibility for the managers and
researchers working below him when signs of trouble emerged,
allowing problems to persist until others intervened.
'Fauci is all
about Fauci,' Fishbein said. 'He loves being the headline.
It's his ego'."
Fauci's Connections to Wuhan Lab
By now, you probably also know that the NIAID funded
gain-of-function research on coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of
As reported by Newsweek: 37
"In 2019, with the
backing of NIAID, the National Institutes of Health committed
$3.7 million over six years for research that included some
The program followed
another $3.7 million, 5-year project for collecting and studying
bat coronaviruses, which ended in 2019, bringing the total to
This money was not given directly, but rather funneled to the Wuhan
lab via the EcoHealth Alliance.
According to a recent report by The
Wall Street Journal, 38 the NIH is now insisting EcoHealth Alliance
submit all information and materials from the Wuhan lab before it's
allowed to resume funding.
Fauci is a longtime proponent of dangerous gain-of-function
In 2003, he wrote an article
39 published in the journal
Nature on how "the world needs new and creative ways to counter
"We will pursue innovative approaches for modulating innate immunity
to induce and enhance protection against many biological pathogens,
as well as simple and rapid molecularly based diagnostics to detect,
characterize and quantify infectious threats," Fauci wrote.
"These are lofty goals that may take many years to accomplish
we must aspire to them. Third, we must enormously strengthen our
interactions with the private sector, including biotechnology
companies and large pharmaceutical corporations.
Many biodefence-related products that we are pursuing do not provide
sufficient incentives for industry - the potential profit margin for
companies is tenuous, and there is no guarantee that products would
Therefore, we will seek non-traditional
collaborations with industry, for example guaranteeing that
products will be purchased if companies sign up... so that we
can quickly make available effective vaccines and treatments …"
With that, there can be little question about which team Fauci is
He's on the side of drug and vaccine makers, and has been for
decades. There's no money to be made by either the agency or its
private collaborators from natural products such as vitamin D,
vitamin C, quercetin or its drug equivalent, hydroxychloroquine.
of these are dirt-cheap and off patent.
Prediction Track Record = Null
Fauci's predictions for COVID-19 mortality have also turned out to
be as inaccurate as all of his previous predictions.
In 1987, he
predicted heterosexual infection of HIV/AIDS would rise to 10% by
It never rose above 4%...
He predicted the bird flu would result in 2 million to 7 million
In the end, the avian H5N1 flu killed 440 worldwide...
sought billions of dollars to combat the threat of Zika,
that fizzled without making much of an impact anywhere. 40
When you look at his track record, you realize he's predicted
"nightmare" scenarios for decades, none of which have materialized.
Last but not least, Dr.
Fauci serves on
Bill Gates leadership
Down - 'Put On Your Goggles!'
July 22, 2020
2, 3, 9 USA
Today July 14, 2020
News July 17, 2020
5, 6 Virology
Journal 2005; 2: 69
March 25, 2020
8, 18 CBN
News August 10, 2020
August 15, 2020
Robert F Kennedy Jr August 2, 2020
Research June 10, 2020
Citizen June 25, 2020
Today May 14, 2020
April 29, 2020
Weekly July 2, 2020
June 15, 2001
20, 39 Nature
February 15, 2003; 421: 787
News August 12, 2020
News August 11, 2020
Dis Ther 2020; 9: 255-274 (PDF)
Review June 25, 2020
ONE April 20, 2012 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035421
Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics 2016; 12(9): 2351-2356
May 27, 2005
of Pediatrics January 2008; 152(1): 9-14
30, 31 Science
Blade March 18, 2020
Post May 22, 1990
35, 36 Just
the News July 23, 2020
April 28, 2020
Street Journal August 19, 2020
the News June 13, 2020