American political communicator and fellow AIDS dissident, Terry Michael, has sadly died at the age of 70.
On November 3, 1984, Dr. Anthony Fauci began his reign as America’s HIV-AIDS czar, when he was officially appointed director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.
In those three decades, Fauci has achieved as much celebrity status as another 20th Century unelected bureaucrat, the feared-by-presidents FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who died in office after decades of believing he was saving America from communists, “Negro radicals,” homosexual “perverts,” and other demons residing in his head.
The straight, seemingly liberal, and gay-friendly Fauci appears to suffer no such demons. But like Hoover, he has mastered the public relations machinery of the U.S. government bureaucracy, receiving international accolades, and bestowing U.S. taxpayers’ dollars on the world, including $7 million for the 2012 International AIDS Society lobbying (for research dollars) conference in Washington, DC, which became something of a Fauci Festival, in which thousands of beneficiaries of Dr. Fauci’s generosity (financed by U.S. taxpayers) sang his praises. His public relations office makes sure that Dr. Fauci’s many awards, honors, and media profiles are acknowledged at the NIAID web site.
The medical science prize-giving world has responded generously to Fauci’s taxpayer-funded largesse. He was awarded the 2002 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, for which he received $500,000. Fauci was The Lasker Award (“America’s Nobel”) winner in 2007, for which he received $150,000. And he was given the Robert Koch Gold Medal in Germany in 2013, which has a value of about 3,500 Euros or $5,000. Government Executive magazine reported that Fauci was the third highest paid federal employee on a list of the top one thousand highest paid of the two million U.S. government civil service employees in 2011, with a salary of $335,000.
Doctor Fauci was joined by fellow HIV-AIDS bureaucratic and NGO crusaders, Peter Piot and David Ho, this year in late January 2014, when they gathered to receive Thailand’s version of the Nobel Prize. As 2013 laureates for the Prince Mahidol Award, Fauci, Piot and Ho each received personal $50,000 checks for their bureaucratic achievements (half-shares of two $100,000 prizes.)
It is apparently good to be the HIV-AIDS king.
There is so much more to say about the man who has been the central figure in promoting the biggest and most health harmful fraud in medical history.
But let’s just conclude by saying, “Happy 30th Tony!”
In one of the most brazen developments in the greed driven HIV-AIDS Industry, America’s number one gay rights lobby, the Human Rights Campaign, (HRC) has “endorsed” Gilead’s Truvada for PrEP–toxic chemotherapy for “HIV negatives.”
To coincide with its annual self-congratulatory black tie dinner last night in Washington, HRC announced it had received a $300,000 grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation–a major beneficiary of the largesse of Gilead Sciences. The featured speaker at the dinner was William Jefferson Clinton, whose foundation has received god know’s how much money from Gilead. And HRC’s $400,000+/year executive director and former Clinton White House press aide and native of Hope, Arkansas Chad Griffin warmly embraced his former employer at HRC’s dinner.
I don’t have all the pieces of the puzzle put together yet, but the stench of Big Pharma, crony capitalist money laundering hangs in the otherwise crisp October air of these corrupt 68.3 square miles surrounded by reality in which I live, aka Washington, DC.
“I just completed and greatly expanded my paper (which I sent in late May) on the toxic Gilead/Truvada/PrEP. I trace how this fraud went from rigged clinical trials funded by Fauci; to approval by the FDA in a corrupt “user fee”-funded (by Gilead!) fast-tracked process, just in time for the 2012 IAS AIDSFest in Washington in July 2012; to the CDC’s compliant endorsement this May; and now is being promoted by a science-ignorant mass and gay media.
This is a subject on which we can make common cause even with many of the HIV=AIDS believers. So far, there seems to be little willingness by even HIV-AIDS orthodox physicians to prescribe Truvada for “pre-exposure prophylaxis.” But the amazing Gilead p.r. machine buys support for the “balms of Gilead” with multi-million grants to HIV-AIDS Industry non-profits and NGOs. Any they have now succeeded in receiving the imprimaturs of three U.S. government agencies, Fauci’s NIAID, the FDA and the CDC.
I have spent two-and-one-half years researching PrEP and all this past summer working to produce the revised paper. I hope it can be given wide dissemination.”