For a majority of Americans, the workings of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a sub-agency of the National Institutes of Health, have been unknown and not worth doing research on, at least that is what they thought.
Unfortunately, though, some of the organizations ‘scientific” research commissioned by the director, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has come to light, and is disturbing, to say the least.
For example, a new report released shows Dr. Anthony Fauci paid scientists to give monkeys transgender hormones.
Dr. Fauci’s agency approved a $205,562 grant for the fiscal year of 2022 to Scripps Research for a study to determine why transgender women have high rates of HIV, the Washington Free Beacon first reported.
The study uses animal experiments. Researchers give male monkeys feminizing hormone therapy to investigate whether female hormones make the immune system more vulnerable to HIV infection, according to NIH.
The agency also awarded $272,626 for fiscal year 2021 for a project with the same name to Sripps Research, for a total of $478,188 in taxpayer dollars spent to give monkeys transgender hormones and see what happens.
A scientist with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals blasted the study as “yet another pointless, wasteful monkey torture experiment.”
“It’s just bad science to suggest that dosing monkeys with feminizing medication makes them good stand-ins for humans,” PETA neuroscientist Dr. Katherine Roe told the Free Beacon. “This study will not help to prevent or treat HIV and will not help transgender women.
She said the study is ineffective because primates cannot get infected with HIV. They contract a milder form of the disease called simian immunodeficiency Virus.
Scripps Florida told the Free Beacon that testing “sub-populations” is important for discovering treatments for deadly diseases.
“The research you reference concerns a sub-population of people at greater risk of HIV infection, and factors that may or may not affect their response to a treatment/preventative approach in development,” a spokeswoman said. “It is through these types of targeted research studies that substantive progress against HIV, cancer, ALS, dementia—indeed most diseases and conditions—will be made.”
The Free Beacon observes that NIAID has approved millions of taxpayer dollars for studies researching HIV transmission in transgender people, who are 49 times more likely to get HIV than non-transgender people.
The agency has previously come under fire from animal rights activists and lawmakers in both parties for abusive experiments performed on animals. In August, it was reported that NIAID handed a $424,455 grant to the University of Georgia Research Foundation in September 2020 to test an experimental drug on beagles. Dozens of healthy dogs were subjected to biting flies that carried a disease-causing parasite that can infect humans, expressing “vocalized pain” as the scientists permitted the dogs to be bitten and infected. They were later “euthanized for blood collection.”
In my humble opinion, Dr. Fauci is corrupt, powerful, and does much more harm than good after four decades in office.
The problem for the unpopular bureaucrat is that recent information discovered, vis the freedom of information act shows Fauci orchestrated a cover-up of the true origins of the COVID-19, possibly leading to the death of millions of people around the world.
For this reason alone, Fauci will not retire because doing so would cost him control of access to more damaging information, and he doesn’t want to go to jail.