Since the beginning of the pandemic, Senator Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci have had an adversarial relationship and with good reason.
From natural immunity to the efficacy of face masks and quarantines, Paul has been right more often than not.
So much so that Senator Paul’s questions around Fauci’s royalty payments might shed some light into Dr. Fauci’s questionable recommendations.
Rand busts Fauci’s booster bubble
During a recent Senate hearing, Senator Rand Paul squared off with his favorite adversary Dr. Anthony Fauci.
During the opening rounds of the hearing, Sen. Paul questioned Dr. Fauci’s recommendation that children receive the COVID-19 booster shot.
“Are you aware of any studies that show any reduction in hospitalization or death for children who take a booster?” The Kentucky senator asked.
Dr. Fauci responded by saying, “Right now there is not enough data that has been accumulated, Senator Paul, to indicate that that’s the case.”
After rightly being annoyed by Fauci’s answer, Senator Paul continued to press Fauci on why the Biden administration would recommend that children as young as five-years-old get the COVID booster when there was no study that showed it provided any benefit for doing so.
A revelation about royalties
Now, after reading that, one may begin to wonder why the government would make such a recommendation if there is no evidence that it would actually benefit children.
Senator Paul was certainly wondering the same thing and then pressed Fauci on the royalty payments that he and other doctors on the vaccine committee receive.
Sen. Paul asked, “Another question for you. The NIH continues to refuse to voluntarily divulge the names of scientists who receive royalties and from which companies. Over the period of time from 2010 to 2016, 27,000 royalty payments were paid to 1,800 NIH employees . . . Over $193 million was given to these 1,800 employees. Can you tell me that you have not received a royalty from any entity that you ever oversaw the distribution of money in research grants?”
Dr. Fauci, clearly taken aback by the Senator’s line of questioning, stated that he couldn’t recall but “doubted it.”
Senator Paul kept pressing him by asking, “Here’s what I want to know. It’s not just about you. Everybody on the vaccine committee. Have any of them ever received money from the people who make vaccines? Can you tell me that?”
Dr. Fauci then revealed to the committee and the country that according to the Bayh-Dole Act, scientists who receive royalties aren’t required to divulge them.
Senator Paul pushed back against the clearly flustered Fauci by stating that the financial information the National Institute of Health (NIH) provided about their employees was so heavily redacted that it was impossible to tell if the government scientists, who are responsible for making America’s COVID recommendations, were ever or are still receiving money from the vaccine manufacturers.
While we may never know if these government “scientists” are in the pocket of Big Pharma, what we do know is that IF they are, it would easily become one of the biggest scandals in American history.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.