POLITICAL: Fauci resisted Trump directive to cancel virus research grant

 

 

Fauci resisted Trump directive to cancel virus research grant linked to Wuhan lab, new book says
Excerpts from the book, “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History,” are being released.
By Nicholas Sherman
Updated: June 24, 2021 – 3:40pm

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Trump issued a directive to Fauci and the National Institutes of Health in April 2020 to cut funding for a study examining how coronaviruses jump from infected bats to humans after it was reportedly linked to the lab in Wuhan, suspected of having leaked the virus.

The exchange between Fauci and the White House is detailed in an upcoming book by Washington Post reporters Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta called “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History,” according to Fox News.

The study’s sponsor, EcoHealth Alliance, was then told to end the remaining $369,819 balance of its 2020 grant.

According to the book, on April 2020, Fauci and NIH Director Francis Collins received notice that Trump wanted to cancel the grant. Fauci and Collins resisted, telling the White House they “were not sure the NIH actually had the authority to terminate a peer-reviewed grant in the middle of a budget cycle.” 

“The HHS general counsel told them to do it anyway and made clear it was a direct order from the president, implying that their jobs were on the line if they didn’t comply. Fauci and Collins reluctantly agreed to cancel the grant,” an excerpt of the book reads.

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So why weren’t they fired immediately.  Did DJT45 learn nothing from his time on “The Apprentice”?

What better way to communicate to entrenched bureaucrats who feel entitled than a visit to the unemployment office?

It should have been an after-thought — “BTW fire all those people in that chain of command NOW!”.

Argh!

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TINFOILHAT: Life Insurance and Covid-19; no added financial risk?

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/may/26/life-insurance-and-covid-19-something-doesn-t-make-sense/

Life Insurance and Covid-19; Something Doesn’t Make Sense
The Ron Paul Institute or Peace and Prosperity ^ | may 26, 2021 | jeff harris
Posted on 5/28/2021, 3:10:21 PM by E. Pluribus Unum

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You would think that during the worst Pandemic since the 1918 Spanish Flu life insurance companies would be hedging their bets to avoid major losses from Covid-19. I haven’t written a life policy for several years so I was wondering what was going on? I called one of the brokers I deal with that interacts with hundreds of big life insurers to get an inside look into how the Covid crisis has changed their business.

Imagine my surprise when she said it was pretty much business as usual! Last year when the hysteria was just getting ramped up she did say the companies temporarily tightened up underwriting and reduced the amount of coverage they would offer. But as time went by and the hard data came rolling in those same companies went back to business as usual.

I asked her specifically if life insurers wanted a Covid test as part of the underwriting process and she said none that she was aware of. Hmm, that’s pretty interesting isn’t it? The most lethal pandemic in decades descends on the globe with deadly mutations taking millions of innocent lives and the life insurance companies couldn’t care less.

I also asked if the cost per thousand of coverage had increased due to Covid and again she said no. Rates were pretty much the same as they were before the Covid Pandemic ravaged the earth. Life Insurance companies are very risk adverse. They don’t like losing money to unnecessary claims. The fact they’re treating Covid as a nonevent should be an indicator that something is very wrong with the whole narrative.

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Is this like Sherlock Holmes’ the dog that didn’t bark?

I can’t imagine that the Life Insurance Industry would fail to adjust for this risk.  If it was a risk at all?

Something is rotten in Denmark.

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