Elon Musk is transforming Twitter from a government censorship bureau into a powerhouse of investigative journalism. The Biden Junta doesn’t like it.
Musk’s tweet of “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci” drew a furious reaction from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who said criticizing Dr. Fauci was “dangerous,” “disgusting” and “divorced from reality.” Musk didn’t think so, and started digging deeper.
On December 28, Musk tweeted, “Almost no one seems to realize that the head of bioethics at NIH – the person who is supposed to make sure that Fauci behaves ethically – is his wife.” That would be National Institutes of Health bioethics boss Christine Grady.
Musk’s tweet caught the attention of Bruce Y. Lee, a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health and a staunch defender of Dr. Fauci as a “real scientist.”
“Just because someone has the words ‘Chief,’ ‘Bioethics’ and ‘NIH’ in her title doesn’t mean that she [Grady] heads all of bioethics at NIH,” wrote Lee in Forbes. “That would be like saying that a head barista runs all of coffee everywhere just because ‘head’ is in that person’s title and that person deals with coffee. Or that a musk rat somehow oversees everything that Musk does, just because they share the word ‘musk.’” Readers learn nothing about Christine Grady’s fascinating career.
Born in 1952, the Boston College grad served with the National Institute of Nursing Research, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and in 1995 Grady authored The Search for an AIDS Vaccine. On page 22, Grady identifies the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) as “the branch of the NIH primarily responsible for vaccine development.”
On page 55, Grady identifies Dr. Anthony Fauci as “director of NIAID” but fails to tell readers that she had been married to the NIAID boss for ten years. That sort of deception is not what readers would expect from a health professional with a PhD in philosophy and bioethics from Georgetown University.
The following year, Grady became deputy director of the Department of Bioethics of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, and in 2012, the NIH gave Grady the top job. The official NIH announcement makes no mention of Grady’s marriage to Dr. Fauci and fails to name Grady as author of The Search for an AIDS Vaccine. In other ways the announcement does prove illuminating.
“The Clinical Center’s bioethics department researches and advises on issues stemming from and affecting the conduct of clinical research at the Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., and around the world.” (emphasis added). So NIH head bioethicist Christine has global reach. In addition, “The NIH Clinical Center (CC) is the clinical research hospital for the National Institutes of Health,” which includes NIAID, as Grady helpfully noted in her book.
According to its website, NIAID “collaborates with more than 70 countries through investigator-instigated research grants and multicenter vaccine, therapeutics, microbicide and prevention clinical research networks.” NIAID is also “poised to tackle new global research challenges as well as the changing demographics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.”
Outgoing CC director John Gallin praised Grady as “a strong international voice in human subjects protections.” That is a matter of great significance for Grady, her husband, and the people, particularly children.
“The regulations governing the conduct for clinical trials for vaccines in the U.S. are the same as those for clinical trials of drugs,” Grady explained in her book. With AIDS, Fauci’s drug of choice was AZT, azidothymidine, marketed as Zidovudine and Retrovir.
As UC Berkeley molecular biologist Peter Duesberg (Inventing the AIDS Virus) noted in 1990, AZT is a DNA chain terminator designed for treatment of leukemia but never accepted for cancer therapy. AZT is cytotoxic, lethal to body cells, and there was no evidence that AZT would cure or prevent AIDS. Professor Duesberg wrote the foreword to John Lauritsen’s Poison by Prescription: The AZT Story, published in 1992 and endorsed by, among others, UC Berkeley molecular biologist Harry Rubin, a pioneer in the field of retroviruses.
Lauritsen noted “Effects of Continuous Intravenous Infusion of Zidovudine (AZT) in Children with Symptomatic HIV Infection,” by Phillip Rizzo et al, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on October 6, 1988. Five of the 21 children in the trial died but the fatalities escape the attention of Christine Grady, a mother of three.
In 1992, Dr. Fauci’s NAIAD approved secretive trials of AZT and other dangerous drugs on foster children in New York City, nearly all of them African American. According to Jamie Doran, who produced the Guinea Pig Kids documentary for the BBC, “many of the children had been taken by force from their parents or guardians and put into either foster homes or children’s homes in the city.”
In these homes, including the Incarnation Children’s Center in Harlem, “they were carrying out tests which even under federal rules are certainly illegal. You have to be clear, to use foster children in experimentation, it’s prohibited unless there is a direct benefit to those children.” That was hardly the case.
“We’re talking about up to 20 drugs in a single cocktail given to individual children,” Doran said. “We’re talking about drugs like didanozine, which is a very toxic drug; zidovudine, which is the famous AZT which can cause severe anemia; nevirapine, that’s the drug that’s been known to cause Steven Johnson’s Syndrome, which is an enormously painful flaking of the skin,” appearing “as if a young child has just been pulled from a fire.”
Nurses were told that if the kids were vomiting, losing their ability to walk, or dying, “this was all because of an HIV infection.” The children improved when taken off the drugs but the NIAID researchers then took away the children, who were “totally and utterly vulnerable.” Christine Grady hasn’t made it clear what she thinks of this horrendous episode.
In The Search for an AIDS Vaccine Grady touts “the availability and effectiveness of AZT” as a boon to research. The book shapes up as a post-facto justification for her husband’s gruesome drug trials with foster children. That invites a look at Dr. Fauci’s performance during the pandemic.
Children were the group least vulnerable to the COVID virus but from the start Dr. Fauci set out to vaccinate children. The NIAID boss endorsed doses of Pfizer’s vaccine for children ages six months through four years old. As Dr. Fauci explained, for kids under the age of four, “it looks like it will be a three-dose regimen.”
As parents might recall, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sought court approval to delay release of the data used to approve the Pfizer vaccine until 2096, a full 75 years, in effect, a proxy for “never.” As attorney Aaron Siri noted, vaccines are now widely mandated, and those injured by the vaccine cannot sue Pfizer, which profits from its product.
Dr. Fauci’s wife Christine Grady maintains that children “should not be one of the first groups to bear the burdens of efficacy testing of preventive vaccines.” (emphasis added) In effect, Grady had pre-approved her husband for the child vaccine campaign.
Embattled parents might look to Dr. Jonathan Fishbein, former director of the NIH Office for Policy in Clinical Research Operations. The biologist, who earned his MD at Johns Hopkins, was fired after flagging misconduct in Fauci’s trial of nevirapine to treat AIDS.
“Dealing with Tony Fauci is like dealing with organized crime,” Dr. Fishbein told Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in The Real Anthony Fauci. “He’s like the Godfather. He has connections everywhere. He’s always got people that he’s giving money to in powerful positions to make sure he gets his way, that he gets what he wants. These connections give him the ultimate power to fix everything, control every narrative, escape all consequences, and sweep all the dirt and all the bodies under the carpet and to terrorize and destroy anyone who crosses him.”
Like Godfather Don Corleone (Marlon Brando), Anthony Fauci is the undisputed boss of NIAID, controlling a budget of more than $6 billion. Like Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall), wife Christine Grady is the consiglieri, advisor to the Fauci family business.
Tony Fauci is also like Virgil “the Turk” Sollozzo (Al Lettieri), whose business is drugs. To maximize revenues, Sollozzo, wants to expand the market. Mobster Don Zaluchi (Louis Guss) does not want the drugs near schools but the NIAID boss isn’t like that.
Dr. Fauci wants dangerous drugs like AZT inside foster homes, where the children are helpless. In the schools, Dr. Fauci wants the kids to get three doses of the vaccines with the 75–year ban on transparency, and no possibility of a lawsuit in case of injury. Anthony Fauci, in short, enjoys advantages Sollozzo, Barzini and Tattaglia could only dream of.
Anthony Fauci earned a medical degree in 1966 but in 1968 chose to hired on with the NIH. Dr. Fauci’s bio shows no advanced degrees in molecular biology or biochemistry, but in 1984 the NIH made him director of NIAID.
Nobel laureate Kary Mullis, inventor of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), is on record that Dr. Fauci “doesn’t understand electronic microscopy and doesn’t understand medicine. He should not be in a position like he’s in.” But he was, from 1984 until 2023, wielding executive-level power but never having to face the voters.
After 54 years in government and 38 years as head of NIAID, Dr. Fauci is stepping down. If anybody thought the Drugfather would continue to run the show it would be hard to blame them. Consiglieri Christine Grady is still on the inside, along with Fauci’s many underbosses, capos, soldiers and associates. A likely candidate for his successor is Dr. Peter Hotez, who wanted Fauci’s critics to be prosecuted under federal hate-crime laws.
Elon Musk has good reason to call for prosecution of Fauci, and the new Congress should strive to be like Elon. Open the books and let the light shine in. Summon witnesses from far and wide, including the Incarnation Children’s Center in Harlem.
Ask Dr. Fishbein about his comparison of Fauci to the Godfather. Ask Christine Grady if she ever had an ethical problem with anything her husband ever did or said. Follow the facts and the evidence wherever they lead. And don’t stop there.
Scale down NIAID and limit the director to one five-year contract, subject to review. Post every grant and royalty in real time and downloadable form. Do not allow one person to control both public health policy and spending on medical research. Ensure that the NIH bioethics boss is not the wife of the NIAID director or any NIH researcher.
Deconstruct the white coat supremacy Dr. Fauci imposed on the nation. The people will be watching.