Experts Over NIH COVID Treatment Guidelines Financially Tied to Pharma Selling Cures Touted by Fauci

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Bethesda, MD — JTN News writer Nicholas Ballasy reports that 10 members of the National Institute of Health (NIH) panel responsible for setting the agency’s guidelines in treating COVID-19 are, in multiple ways, pocketing a check from companies peddling COVID cures. Eight of these scientists are receiving compensation by pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences, makers of the drug Remdesivir.

Coincidentally, Dr. Anthony Fauci has made some favorable remarks touting its effectiveness against the virus that he has ruined businesses, shut our country and its once booming economy down, while keeping everyone living in terror even though, according to all the actual data, it’s median fatality age is 80 and it’s basically harmless unless your old or already seriously ill.

At the end of April, Fauci effusively praised Remdesivir in an interview with NBC News saying:

The data shows that Remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery.”

Whether or not Fauci himself is getting any money from Gilead or any other company producing a COVID-19 cure he’s touting isn’t something we know. As unbelievable as it sounds, Fauci doesn’t appear to be subject to the same stringent disclosure requirements governing the members of the NIH COVID Treatment Advisory Panel.

The fact that eight members of the panel have financial ties to Gilead casts a obvious and suspicious light on Fauci.  He starts sounding like Steve Irwin did when describing a crocodile when he’s discussing Remdesivir.

Furthermore, it raises legitimate concerns over Fauci’s efforts to discourage use of the much cheaper and, as the evidence suggests, better alternative hydroxychloroquine, which seem to include preventing many patients whose life it would have saved from getting it. Multiple people from across our amazing country have touted its effectiveness in dealing with their COVID-19 virus.

According to Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, hydroxychloroquine is an “immunomodulatory drug that has been used for 60 years to treat malaria and autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and inflammatory arthritis, and potential new uses and benefits continue to emerge. Toxicity concerns have been addressed with updated prescribing recommendations.”

While staying out of the weeds with dense medical information filled with words that are as difficult to pronounce, hydroxchloroquine, when paired with zinc and azithromycin (Z-pak), has proven to be successful for thousands of Americans.  This combination therapy has been touted by multiple physicians but also by some Democratic politicians.

Back in April, a Michigan Democratic lawmaker, Rep. Karen Whitsett of Detroit was infected with COVID-19 and credited hydroxchloroquine with save her life.  She began taking the drug, prescribed by her doctor, on March 31 after she and her husband sought treatment for symptoms on March 18.

Whitsett credits President Trump for saving her life and bringing it to her attention.

“It has a lot to do with the president … bringing it up.  He is the only person who has the power to make it a priority,” said Rep. Whitsett.

Detroit Democrats plan to voted to censure and bar any future endorsements of a Democratic lawmaker who credited President Donald Trump with advocating for the drug that she said cured her of COVID-19.

At the end of April, President Trump tweeted his obvious displeasure over this and continued to offer his support to Whitsett while encouraging her to join the Republican party!

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Disgraceful. Should join the Republican Party!

Fauci’s silence on hydroxychloroquine isn’t shocking.  Before Fauci supplanted Bill Nye as the Left’s go-to “science” guy, he was vilified by AIDS activists in the harshest possible terms for helping to block the use of cheap and effective drugs that could have saved thousands of lives.

Additionally, he managed to squeeze tens of billions of dollars out of Congress by wildly exaggerating the threat of AIDS to fund his 40-year fruitless search for a vaccine.

Sound familiar? If you’ve any doubt about whether those AIDS activists were right to blame Fauci for killing thousands of Americans, here’s what the man himself had to say:

“The gay groups said we were killing people with red tape. When the smoke cleared, we realized that much of their criticism was valid.”

Unfortunately, comments, disastrous incompetence, and corruption are protected by the canceling Left, given his silence surrounding the drug President Trump has discussed.

Even if your policies wind up killing thousands, you just eventually admit that the crowds cursing your very existence for the overwhelming stench of death you’ve caused might have a point! As RedState’s Michael Thau states, “If you can just resist the temptation to pile on any more bodies for a little while, voilà, like magic, the whole sorry episode becomes a résumé enhancer.”

Before you know it, you’ll be given a chance to wreak havoc on an even grander scale when the next new virus rolls around.

As Steven Hatfill wrote last week in a shocking report on how Fauci’s history of strangling people with red tape has repeated itself with his push to promote remdesivir and block the cheaper and more effective treatment hydroxychloroquine provides:

Fauci continued to ignore the ever-accumulating and remarkable early-use data on hydroxychloroquine, and he became focused on a new antiviral compound named remdesivir. This was an experimental drug that had to be given intravenously every day for five days. It was never suitable for major widespread outpatient or at-home use as part of a national pandemic plan. We now know that remdesivir has no effect on overall COVID patient mortality and it costs thousands of dollars per patient.

There are now 53 studies that show positive results of hydroxychloroquine in COVID infections. There are 14 global studies that show neutral or negative results — and 10 of them were of patients in very late stages of COVID-19, where no antiviral drug can be expected to have much effect. Of the remaining four studies, two come from the same University of Minnesota author. The other two are from the faulty Brazil paper, which should be retracted, and the fake Lancet paper [widely used by the media to falsely discredit, which was.”

Fauci’s behavior regarding Remdesivir is suspicious because of the financial for members of the NIH’s COVID-19 Treatment Advisory Panel have with the firm selling it. Ballasy said that:

The U.S. has reportedly bought almost all of Gilead Sciences’ supply of the COVID-19 drug Remdesivir.”

Nor is Remdesivir the only treatment Fauci is promoting sold by a firm to which members of his own agency’s treatment advisory group have financial ties. Two other members of the group list pharmaceutical giant Merck on the NIH disclosure form that Fauci somehow isn’t required to fill out. Eerily coincidental:

Merck is currently conducting clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine. Merck’s target date for a licensed COVID-19 vaccine is early 2021, according to recent congressional testimony.”

If you try to research whether Fauci has any financial stake in any of drugs or treatments he promotes in his official capacity you’ll find articles “fact-checking” the claim that he does like the one at USA Today claiming that:,

The National Institutes of Health confirmed that Fauci… does not own stock in any biomedical or pharmaceutical companies.

Owning financial assets in pharmaceutical firms like Gilead would also be required to be publicly disclosed per the agency’s ethics policy.”

The NIH also requires all employees to report any royalties they earn from their research. This was likely done because in 2005, John Solomon reported that Fauci had received “$45,072.82 for an experimental AIDS treatment” while spending “$36 million in taxpayer money testing the treatment on patients in one experiment alone” without informing the patients of his financial stake.

Fauci argues he “originally refused to take the royalties but was told he legally had to accept them” but “give every penny of it to charity…no matter what the yearly amount is.” Noble, right?  It only sounds that way until you realize he only promised that after being exposed. Also, it’s important to know that he’s only talking about that one patent that Solomon uncovered.  Who knows how many more there actually might be!

He’s only being forced to disclose outright ownership of a stake in the company or money he’s making from patents, there also isn’t any evidence that he’s not being enriched in some other way. Indeed, none of the financial arrangements between Fauci’s colleagues on the NIH COVID-19 Treatment Advisory Panel and Gilead or Merck involves owning a stake in the company or collecting royalties.

Given how hyperpartisan everything seems to be in today’s culture, you’ll be surprised to know that two liberal watchdog groups are demanding that Fauci be forced to fully disclose any and all financial ties he has just like the members of the COVID Treatment-Advisory Panel must. Whatever one thinks of liberal watchdog groups in general, they certainly have a point in this instance.

Fauci not voluntarily surrendering the information is reason enough to be suspicious.  And the financial ties people working for his own agency have to firms that sell drugs “Fauci seems to be doing everything in his power to promote – even going so far as suppressing the use of life-saving treatments offered by competitors  – is another in the long list of reasons that someone with the power to issue indictments ought to be investigating exactly why Anthony Fauci has spent the last five months gaslighting the nation into a completely unjustified panic.”

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