Sunday, August 13, 2023

Gov’t Scientists Got $325M in Royalties from China, Russia, Pharma Firms: Report; Rand Paul asks DC US Attorney to probe Fauci for lying to Congress about US-funded COVID research in Wuhan , and other C-Virus related stories

Gov’t scientists got $325M in royalties from China, Russia, pharma firms: report
National Institutes of Health scientists raked in more than $325 million in royalties from Chinese and Russian entities — as well as pharmaceutical companies — over more than a decade, according to a new report.
Former NIH director Dr. Francis Collins and former National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director Dr. Anthony Fauci were among the thousands of government whitecoats who took the cash between September 2009 and October 2020, the taxpayer watchdog revealed on Wednesday.
Several of those royalties came from companies that in turn received federal contracts and grants, prompting concerns about conflicts of interest.
Collins, for instance, took licensing payments from at least four firms that have been awarded nearly $50 million from the US government since 2008.
“As the most recognized official at NIH, Dr. Anthony Fauci was the face of the third-party royalties controversy. But our investigation was about a lot more than any single scientist,” Founder and CEO Adam Andrzejewski said in a statement.
“It was about allowing for scrutiny of these records for potential conflicts of interest, public health implications, and even national security implications for all of us. Every American should understand the stakes in play when public health guidance is released by the federal government.”
Fauci has said he donates all royalties to charity.
The NIH permits inventors to take up to $2,000 in their first collection from a licensee; up to 15% for royalties between $2,000 and $50,000; and up to 25% for royalties above $50,000. --->READ MORE HERE
Rand Paul asks DC US Attorney to probe Fauci for lying to Congress about US-funded COVID research in Wuhan :
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has asked the top federal prosecutor for Washington, DC, to investigate Dr. Anthony covid researchFauci for allegedly lying to Congress about his knowledge of US-funded coronavirus research in Wuhan, China, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paul requested US Attorney Matthew Graves on Monday to consider charging Fauci for making false statements in May 2021 Senate testimony about government grants for gain-of-function research in Wuhan labs.
The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic released new emails last month that show the former National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director acknowledging the risky research was happening.
“Dr. Fauci testified that ‘the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology,’” Paul told Graves in a letter obtained by The Post.
“In a subsequent hearing, I warned Dr. Fauci of the criminal implications of lying to Congress and offered him an opportunity to recant his previous statements,” the libertarian-leaning senator added.
“In response, Dr. Fauci stated that he had ‘never lied before the Congress’ and ‘d[id] not retract that statement.’ Dr. Fauci’s testimony is inconsistent with facts that have since come to light.”
The letter, which was first reported by, comes weeks after Paul also referred Fauci to the Department of Justice for lying under oath on the matter.--->READ MORE HERE
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