Under Fauci, “Science has become the new church of America”.
Never in a million years would I have thought to be on the same side of an issue as an environmental lawyer and Democratic icon, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
But after two years of America living under the biotech dictatorship of Dr. Anthony Fauci [Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)]…here we are.
I didn’t anticipate writing a review for Kennedy’s latest book, The Real Anthony Fauci, either. However, when the publisher appeared on Tucker Carlson to describe how the publishing community was throttling publicity for this book, I sensed that the media was once again assuming the role of Fauci’s guardian. So, I find myself reviewing a book the New York Times won’t review….one more time.
Let me start by saying that Kennedy’s book is exceedingly well written, especially on this highly scientific topic. He has managed to walk the fine line of explaining technical issues without dumbing it down to triviality. And his assessment of Fauci’s work as NIAID director is detailed, gripping and quite disturbing.
The book is incredibly well-referenced, with quotes from Nobel Laureate-winning scientists, citations to a plethora of scientific studies, and references to government reports that have been suppressed. One of the challenges I have had in covering COVID-19 is the Big Media throttling of news related to the real disease risks, treatment options, and issues with the vaccines. Kennedy’s book is filled with endnotes with links and references that Google, Facebook and Youtube will not let people readily locate.
I usually like to quote a specific passage of the book, but I found myself highlighting so many worthwhile sections and paragraphs, that I would like to condense perhaps the most important take-away from The Real Anthony Fauci: The template for the response to COVID-19 can be found by reviewing how Fauci took over billions of government dollars and dominated the sister agencies associated with NIAID (e.g., Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Health and Human Services) with the advent of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic.
On page 172, Kennedy consolidates Fauci’s activities during the 1980’s to summarize the Big Pharma/Vaccine-centric approach that evolved as the NIAID empire grew. Some of the highlights on a chilling and very comprehensive list on Fauci’s AIDS-response that should be quite familiar to us all at this point:
- pumping up pandemic fears to lay the groundwork for larger budgets and greater powers.
- periodically stoking waning fear levels by warning of mutant super-strains and future surges
- suggesting substantial changes to how people live, ostensibly to save lives
- ignoring and dismissing off-the-shelf therapeutic remedies
- promising ultimate salvation with vaccines
While Kennedy challenges much of Fauci’s COVID response, I feel the most important part of the book is a detailed look at the AIDS-response. For example, Fauci did not allow the use of a wide array of repurposed drugs that would have helped alleviate many of the effects of the diseases impacting patients. He bitterly clung to his decision, despite the pleas of numerous medical doctors who used the treatments successfully.
Since then, Fauci has substantially rehabilitated his image. But as a reminder about who Fauci is, I present a portion of a 1987 open letter to Fauci published in “The Village Voice”. To set the stage: Fauci had met with AIDS activists, and promised to speed up testing on the repurposed medications.
You’ve yet to test imuthiol, AS101, dextran sulfate, DHEA, Imreg-1, Erythropoietin — all drugs Gay Men’s Health Crisis considers top priority. You do like AZT, which consumes 80 percent of your studies, even though Dr. Barry Gingell, GMHC’s medical director, now describes AZT as “a cumulative poison… foisted on the public.” Soon there will be more AIDS patients dead because you did test drugs on them — the wrong drugs.
ACT UP was formed over a year ago to get experimental drugs into the bodies of patients. For one year ACT UP has tried every kind of protest known to man (short of putting bombs in your toilet or flames up your institute) to get some movement in this area. One year later, ACT UP is still screaming for the same drugs they begged and implored you and your world to release. One year of screaming, protesting, crying, cajoling, lobbying, threatening, imprecating, marching, testifying, hoping, wishing, praying has brought nothing. You don’t listen. No one listens. No one has ears. Or hearts.
I have read few books that have affected me as much as The Real Anthony Fauci. My only quibbles with it are some tedious insults to President Donald Trump and distracting homages to green activist causes. And it is a bit hard to take glowing references to Senator Ted Kennedy (but that’s family, so I will let that slide). However, those passages are few, and the writing is otherwise solid.
I give the book 4.5 stars out of 5. I strongly recommend everyone read it, as the book will help everyone make choices about their personal COVID responses based on a full set of information about who Fauci is and the choices Fauci has made.
Personally, I am sending the book to several bioscientists I know. The stories about what Fauci has done to those who challenge his theories are chilling. Kennedy writes that Harry Rubin, the dean of American retroviology, noted the following:
“The minute that someone suggests that the orthodoxy might be wrong, the establishment starts to call him crazy or a quack, ” Rubin continued. “One week, you’re a great scientist; the next week, you’re a jerk. Science has become the new church of America and is closing off all room for creative, productive dissent.
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