The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health, by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is topping sales charts. To expose Fauci’s cruel experiments with children, Kennedy cites the BBC’s 2004 Guinea Pig Kids. This documentary is again under attack, and that in itself invites a review.
Since 1984, Dr. Anthony Fauci has headed the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health. In 1992, Fauci’s NIAID provided funding for the Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC) in New York as an outpatient clinic for HIV-positive children. The city’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) offered up children under its care, nearly all of them African American or Hispanic, for secretive drug experimentation.
As biochemist Dr. David Rasnick explains, children as young as three months were given “cocktails” of drugs with dangerous side effects. Rasnick described Didanosene as “very dangerous,” and Nevirapene as “dangerous and debilitating. . . horrible and painful and also lethal.” The children were also given Zidovdine, another name for AZT (azidothymidine). This drug, has “never been shown to be life saving, and it also causes severe anemia.”
As Dr. Rasnick told the BBC, “these children are going to be miserable,” and they were, writhing in agony and unable to eat. If they resisted, doctors cut a hole in their belly to administer the drugs. As one victim testifies of the practice, “If you want to get out of there you have to do what they say.” The BBC found medical records confirming the experiments.
ICC nurse Jacklyn Hoerger was ordered to give kids regular and sometimes large doses of AZT. Hoerger adopted two of the girls, whose health improved when she stopped the drug treatment. The ACS then seized the children and put them back on the anti-HIV drugs. In 2004, Hoerger had no idea where they might be, but she knew that some 80 children died in the experiments and saw the mass grave in Hawthorne, New York.
Guinea Pig Kids came under immediate attack but critics steered clear of many facts cited in the documentary. The main problem was “the views of AIDS denialists, who don’t believe that the HIV virus causes AIDS.” The only such person in the documentary was Dr. Rasnick, and critics did not challenge his views on drugs such as AZT, and the harm the drugs had inflicted on the children. In similar style, critics did not explain why Dr. Rasnick, who earned a PhD in chemistry from Georgia Tech, believes that HIV does not cause AIDS. What did the science say?
UC Berkeley molecular biologist Peter Duesberg set forth the case in Inventing the AIDS Virus, with a foreword Nobel laureate Kary Mullis, inventor of the polymerase chain reaction. Mullis, who earned a PhD in biochemistry at UC Berkeley, could not find a single virologist who could show HIV as the cause of AIDS. If you ask a virologist for that information, Mullis said, “you don’t get an answer, you get fury.” Mullis also charged that Dr. Fauci “doesn’t understand electron microscopy and he doesn’t understand medicine. He should not be in a position like he’s in.” But he was.
As Duesberg noted, AZT was marketed under the names Zidovudine or Retrovir. The drug has “toxic” effects but in the summer of 1989 Fauci announced clinical trials of AZT on pregnant mothers with HIV. As Duesberg explained, “a drug that interferes with growth can lead only to physical deformities in babies developing in the womb.” That observation did not prevent Fauci from authorizing drug experiments on children in New York.
Fauci acolytes now claim it is “inaccurate” that the New York deaths were caused by the “trial medication,” and “it cannot be determined if Anthony Fauci personally chose to provide NIAID funds to these clinical trials.” Since Fauci runs NIAID, that claim is laughable.
In October, a Snopes piece cited a BBC apology for Guinea Pig Kids, in which the network claimed, “it did not properly investigate the claims and that the medical opinions expressed in the documentary largely relied on an advocate for the fringe (and false) idea that HIV is unconnected with AIDS.” Snopes did not engage in any debate on the cause of AIDS and failed to challenge Dr. Rasnick’s warnings on the dangers of AZT and other drugs with children and adults alike. For further reading, see Poison by Prescription: The AZT Story, by John Lauritsen, with a foreword by Peter Duesberg.
Filmmaker Jamie Doran told Nature Medicine that “My only interest was investigating the very legitimate story of how vulnerable black and Hispanic foster children as young as three months old were being volunteered by the New York City authorities for drug trials.” The Snopes report concedes that “some children were, in fact, enrolled without proper consent.”
Snopes also cites a 2009 New York Times report that 64 children participated in 30 medication trials that were not reviewed by a special medical advisory panel, and 21 children participated in trials that the panel had reviewed but not recommended.
In addition, the informed consent forms from biological parents or guardians were missing from the child-welfare files in 21 percent of the cases. Snopes includes no apology from the officials involved, and none of the improprieties appear to trouble the NIAID boss who funded the “trials” with children.
Anthony Fauci earned a medical degree in 1966 but his bio shows no advanced degrees in biochemistry or molecular biology. Dr. Fauci has reversed himself times but now claims “I represent science.” RFK Jr. calls Fauci the J. Edgar Hoover of public health, but there’s more in play here than corruption and longevity.
In 2014, Valerie Leiter and Sarah Herman of Simmons college found similarities between the NIAID-backed drug experiments and the Tuskegee syphilis study, “when individuals’ bodies were used to satisfy researchers’ curiosity with no anticipated clinical benefit.” Since most of those recruited were African Americans, the authors brand the New York case a “modern Tuskegee.” Other comparisons also come to mind.
In his review of the JFK Jr. book, Thomas DiLorenzo cites Fauci’s “Dr. Mengele–style ‘experiments,’” a reference that may be lost on some readers. Josef Mengele earned a medical degree in 1938, the same year he joined the Nazis’ Waffen SS, where he volunteered for medical service. At Auschwitz, Dr. Mengele performed agonizing and lethal experiments on Jewish and Gypsy twins, most of them children.
In The Real Anthony Fauci, RFK Jr. cites NIAID funding for experiments that locked the heads of beagle puppies into cages, where they could be devoured by flies. Fauci also gave researchers at University of Pittsburgh $400,000 to “graft the scalps of aborted fetuses onto living mice and rats.” The real Anthony Fauci, Kennedy concludes, is “a sociopath who has pushed science into the realm of sadism.”
Kennedy also shows that by 2003 Fauci’s NIAID was running more than 10,000 clinical trials involving children in 90 countries, so the Mengele comparison is not a stretch. Josef Mengele escaped to South America and died in Brazil in 1979. In similar style, Anthony Fauci has never been called to account, and his power has grown to the point that Joe Biden says, “look who’s president, Fauci.”
If children around the world are to be safe, the real Anthony Fauci will have to step down. If freedom and democracy are to endure, America must put an end to Fauci’s reign of white coat supremacy.