Fauci Forgets

“If there are oversight hearings, I absolutely will cooperate fully and testify before the Congress if asked. You may not know, but I’ve testified before the Congress a few hundred times over the last 40 years or so. So I have no trouble testifying. We can defend and explain and stand by everything that we’ve said. So I have nothing to hide.”

That was White House advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci last Tuesday, one day before he was to give a deposition in a case brought by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, charging that the federal government outsourced censorship to tech companies. As it emerged in his deposition the next day, Fauci had plenty to hide. 

“It was amazing, literally, that we spent seven hours with Dr. Fauci—this is a man who single-handedly wrecked the U.S. economy based upon ‘the science, follow the science,’” Landry told the Epoch Times. “we discovered that he can’t recall practically anything dealing with his Covid response . . . He just said, ‘I can’t recall, I haven’t seen that. And I think we need to put these documents into context.’”

One of the things Fauci failed to recall was his collaboration with National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins in “a quick and devastating published takedown” of the Great Barrington Declaration. Authors Dr. Martin Kulldorff (Harvard), Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford), and Dr. Sunetra Gupta (Oxford), and many other medical scientists, called for an end to Fauci’s draconian lockdown policy. 

According to New Civil Liberties Alliance attorney Jenin Younes, representing plaintiffs Kulldorff and Bhattacharya, Fauci said, “I have a very busy day job running a six billion dollar institute. I don’t have time to worry about things like the Great Barrington Declaration.” But Fauci was indeed worried. In an email to Dr. Deborah Birx, Fauci wrote, “I have come out very strongly publicly against the Great Barrington Declaration.” 

The man who publicly proclaimed “I represent science,” now replicates the performance of FBI boss James Comey, who in 2018 testified “I can’t recall” in response to more than 200 questions about matters in which he was directly involved. While Fauci feigns memory lapse, Americans should not forget the sort of person they are dealing with.  

Anthony Fauci earned a medical degree in 1966 but if he ever practiced medicine it was only for a short time. In 1968, to avoid service in military hospitals, Fauci became a “yellow beret” with a cushy job at the National Institutes of Health. 

Fauci’s bio shows no advanced degrees in biochemistry or molecular biology but by 1984 he was heading the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID). Nobel laureate Kary Mullis, inventor of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), said Fauci “doesn’t understand electron microscopy and he doesn’t understand medicine. He should not be in a position like he’s in.” In other words, Fauci was unqualified, and that reality was soon to become evident. 

As Michael Fumento noted in The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS, Fauci was hopelessly wrong in his prediction that AIDS would ravage the heterosexual population. As UC Berkeley molecular biologist Peter Duesberg showed in Inventing the AIDS Virus, Fauci was a pioneer of cancel culture, quashing media appearances by better-qualified persons of different views. Despite his costly blunders, Fauci remained in command of NIAID, with steadily increasing salary and power.

According to the Office of Science Policy of the National Institutes of Health, gain of function research can “enhance the pathogenicity or transmissibility of potential pandemic pathogens (PPPs)” and that can raise “biosafety and biosecurity concerns.” In 2012, Fauci cited the risks of such research, wondering, “what if that scientist becomes infected with the virus, which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic?” 

The NIH banned gain of function research in 2014 but revived it in 2017 with no objection from Fauci. In January of 2017, Fauci proclaimed “we will definitely get surprised in the next few years” by an infectious disease outbreak. 

Fauci’s NIAID funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in Communist China, where gain of function research could be conducted in secret, with no accountability. The WIV, a partner with China’s military, also received shipments of deadly pathogens from a Chinese agent at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. 

In early 2020, Fauci opposed President Trump’s ban on flights from China and praised China’s response to the pandemic. Fauci recommended the lockdowns that wrecked the economy, trampled constitutional rights, shut children out of school, and caused untold suffering across the nation. 

In early 2021, a report by New York Attorney General Letitia James revealed thousands more nursing home residents may have died from COVID-19 than New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had publicly acknowledged. Jim Sciutto of CNN asked Fauci to comment on Cuomo’s claim that he was only following federal guidelines.

“You know, Jim, I can’t,” Fauci responded. “I mean, excuse me. I really am—I’m honestly not trying to erase your question, but I’m not really sure of all the details of that, and I think if I, if you make a statement, it might be wrong or taken out of context. So, I prefer not to comment on that,” and so on. In reality, Fauci had already clarified the details. 

As Fox News recalled, Fauci told PBS that, unlike other parts of the country, New York responded “properly” and “correctly” to the pandemic. That is part of what Fauci now claims not to remember. 

Anthony Fauci is a physician who first does harm and has no use for informed consent. Dr. Fauci wields executive-level power—Joe Biden even jokes that Fauci is the real president—but never has to face the voters. The late Angelo Codevilla called out Fauci as a “deep state fraud,” which might be too kind.

As the nation’s chief “pusher man,” a front man for Big Pharma, Fauci understands the green side of white coat supremacy. Remember, the NIAID and his government colleagues profit from the potions they recommend. In June, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) asked Fauci if anybody on the vaccine committee “ever received money from the people who make vaccines?” Fauci failed to answer and claimed that his own royalties averaged less than $200 per year. 

As Americans might recall, the jury is still out on the long-term effects of the vaccines Fauci wants administered to everyone, including children. The people who make vaccines have been heavily advertising new boosters for sub-variants of the Omicron variant. 

At a White House briefing last Tuesday, Fauci told CNN that data from the first study on the new boosters was “really quite good,” adding “please, for your own safety, for that of your family, get your updated Covid-19 shot as soon as you are eligible to protect yourself, your family and your community.” And so on, a variant of what Fauci told Americans in 2020. 

Dr. Fauci now claims that all pandemic matters have escaped his memory. The NIAID boss will doubtless repeat that performance in any hearings the new Congress chooses to holdif they ever choose to hold any. In the meantime, have a happy white coat supremacy Christmas everybody. 

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About Lloyd Billingsley

Lloyd Billingsley is the author of Hollywood Party and other books including Bill of Writes and Barack ‘em Up: A Literary Investigation. His journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Spectator (London) and many other publications. Billingsley serves as a policy fellow with the Independent Institute.

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