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The Fire Fauci Brigade

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The Fire Fauci Brigade

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Submitted by Dr. Binoy Kampmark

The intemperate volcano that is the US President has done much to burn its way through prominent appointments.  As the title of former GOP strategist Rick Wilson’s book goes, Everything Trump Touches Dies.  There seem few more important individuals in the United States than Dr Anthony Fauci, and that, for the White House, is a problem.  No burning bushel can distract from the orange tufted centre of power that is Donald Trump, and Fauci, as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been giving much to distract.

Over the weekend, the disgruntled anti-Fauci clan started buzzing with the hashtag #FireFauci, the underachieving work of DeAnna Lorraine.  Lorraine, former challenger for Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s California House seat, likes to share material from the QAnon group, which takes pride in, shall we say, cavalier narratives pullulating with fantasies.  (The fictional Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama child sex trafficking ring; the canard of Angela Merkel really being the granddaughter of Adolf Hitler.)

Momentum was generated by President Trump’s Sunday retweet of a call to fire Fauci.  Lorraine, in the tweet in question, was exercised by Fauci “now saying that had Trump listened to the medical experts earlier he could’ve saved more lives.”  But, she claimed, it was the medical expert – one Anthony Fauci – who told people on February 29th “that there was nothing to worry about and it posed no threat to the US public at large.”  Time, then, to fire him.

Fauci, for his part, stated on CNN’s State of the Union programme on Sunday morning the obvious point that restrictive measures, had they been imposed earlier, might have lessened the harm.  “I mean, obviously, you could logically say that if you had a process that was ongoing, and you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives.”  The observation tallies with discussions held by medical officers the world over on the speed, and forcefulness of suppression, mitigation and containment.  COVID-19 has done its bit to baffle and alarm.

In baying – or tweeting – for Fauci’s blood the suggested replacement by the #FireFauci mob was one Dr Shiva Ayyadurai, a Massachusetts Senate candidate who comes across as a militant, zany version of that self-promoting wonder of mindfulness Deepak Chopra.  Ayyadurai – not an actual medical doctor – is certainly not shy of controversy, being a votary of the vitamins-will-treat-and-prevent Coronavirus school of thought.  On May 23, he penned an open letter to Trump with “a solution to restore the immune and economic health of the American people.  This solution can be executed immediately in a low-risk and cost-effective matter.”  This naturally entailed putting Fauci’s head on a pike.  His “health” policy, sneers the doctor, “will result in the short- and long-term destruction of our citizen’s [sic] immune health as well as our nation’s economic health – a perhaps a conscious or intended goal.”  Fauci is taken to task for being uninventive, a 1950’s relic of the “one-size-fits-all”, and “non-personalized approach to medicine and public health”.  But what is unforgiving for the man his followers call Dr. Shiva is the “fake science” he peddles on the immune system.

Ayyadurai then settles into self-promotion mode.  He was a pioneer of Biological engineering, “demanding a modern engineering systems approach to biology”.  As a PhD from MIT’s Department of Biological Engineering in 2007, he invented CytoSolve, “a proven technology that enables the discovery of new medicines, combination therapies, functional foods and supplements – faster, cheaper, and safer, by using the computer to model complex molecular mechanisms and diseases.”

He concludes, from his own understanding of modern science, that it is “the over reaction of our OWN weakened and dysfunctional immune system attacking tissues and cells of our own body that harms and kills, versus the virus – be it COVID-19 or any other virus.”

On April 3, the Shiva4Senate website commenced a petition for the indictment and firing of Fauci, claiming “significant and deep conflicts with Big Pharma that has a singular aim: Force medical mandates eg. Vaccines upon all Americans.”  Ayyadurai thereby becomes the anti-Big Pharma advocate, the noble knight battling the corporate and bureaucratic dragon of the medical establishment.  Half-plausible critiques – the staining and at times lethal corruption of corporatized health care – are meshed with an implausible goo of self-promoting treatments that look like Chopra solutions on steroids.  In doing so, the obvious point – that vaccines do save lives – is stumped.

The latest rage against expertise seems to have failed to affect any genuine change.  On Monday, deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley took a bucket or two to “media chatter” that Fauci would be taken off the coronavirus task force.  Forget Fauci: it was China all along that was the issue.  “The President’s tweet clearly exposed media attempts to maliciously push a falsehood about his China decision in an attempt to rewrite history.”  This rewriting, suggested Gidley, involved obscuring the role played by the Democrats and the media in their obsession with impeachment proceedings, thereby ignoring the dangers of COVID-19.  When Trump did “take bold decisive action to save American lives by cutting off travel from China and from Europe”, he was attacked.

In this big to do, Fauci insists that Trump, for the most part, has listened to the recommendations of the COVID-19 taskforce.  A diplomatic, if optimistic assessment. He hopes that cooler heads will prevail.  “The idea of just pitting one against the other is just not helpful.”  As for Trump, his words on Monday were reassuringly dangerous.  “I’m not firing him.  I think he is a wonderful guy.”  Fauci beware.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark was a Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge.  He lectures at RMIT University, Melbourne.  Email: bkampmark@gmail.com

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  • hvaiallverden

    I am so bloody anoyed this days it hurts, the ability to resonate have evaporated completely.

    Yeah, never belive anything until its been officialy denied, and the hurra patridiots think Trumpstein is Da Man and will fight the eh…. elite in some way, witch I dont belive in at all, cutt the founding to WHO, while Gates of Hell is their main benefactore, and makes an massive killing, yeah, what an bunch of drooling idiots, the truth is, Trumpstein & Co wants total narrative control, like their slapping of OPCW to go into drivel because the Imperial banana republic said so, and now the bitches in Belgia delivers.
    I sometimes wounder if its something in the tapp water, people belive in 6 impossible things before breakfast, and this Q-thing is even more riddicilous.

    Yup, in Norway the MSM is in total control, and the politcians delivers stupditys an mass, and comes with solutions in the range of been solvent damaged from birth because its so f…. idiotic, and the MSM whines about Sweden, yeah, an nation with double the amount of people and their numbers looks as better when you regard the fact that they didnt lock down their entire nation, and I know the RockerFella FHI ( the peoples health institute) names they love to use, since its gives their scam org. an shine of been serious, like the Souther Poverty and Law center, witch is like our MSM conTOLLed by the Joohohos aka the Tribe.
    Intresting times indeed, and then we have the people whining about social control, jesus they are nutts, and dominates the coments in the MSM and attacks anyone whom questions this uh…. stupdity with labels as penadmic-deniers, yeah, like vaccine-deniers, Hollolohoax-deniers, climate change-deniers, you name it-deniers, fill in the gapp ——deniers, etc, everything to have the monopoly on the eh…. scamdemic story, and RT had even an article about White ass people like me where the angle was to create more hate against white people, since the RT article claims everybody else is infected and suffers but not white people, how the f…. is people stil thinking RT is not a shithole is beyond me, most Russians MSM is equally saturated with clickbait half porn and stupid storys about celebritys and the rest is just biased to an extent that makes them just as bad as everybody else.

    Trump is rotten to His core, that He is correct one or two times dont change the fact He is an Conman, an man whom takes orders from the empires capital, Tel-aviv, and is assliking the Tribe, and they own the Banks and why do you think He loooves debt, for the love of God use your bloody brains and eyes.
    Nothing good comes from Trump, but the pressent NWO is even worse, and I dont trust them more than I trust the UN, EU or OPCWs etc, while Trump whines about WHO been Chines the same man gave UNHRC to the insane Wahabi rats in Saudi-barbarians, yeah, to trust this orgs, you have to seriously brain damaged, they have no credibility what so ever, its all about contol, and the Empire have not diviated from their goal, full spectrum dominance, never forget that.

    peace