Well folks, I have a real doozy for you today!
We all knew Fauci was bad news, but did you know about his wife?
Think she’s just sitting at home watching Oprah?
Nope — it turns out she is highly connected in the medical world herself and has quite cozy ties to the FDA.
You know, the same FDA that approved all these new vaccines….
Of course the “Fact checkers” are saying this is all false, but that’s not really accurate (I know, can you believe the all powerful Fact checkers would lie?).
So let’s dig into what’s true here…..
Let’s start with this viral image that has been circulating online:
Let’s start with what is true….
True fact #1 – Anthony Fauci’s wife IS indeed Christine Grady.
True fact #2 – Christine Grady IS the Chief of Bioethics at the National Institute of Health Clinical Center (NIH Clinical Center).
Even the far-left truth-twisters at PolitiFact confirm these two things:
But that’s how these “fact checkers” try to control the narrative.
They’ll take the image I posted above and declare it’s “False” because they try to find one small thing in it that they can claim is not 100% true — or at least not 100% in their opinion and then they just label the whole thing false.
So they lead a casual reader to think oh the whole thing must be false!
Fauci’s wife couldn’t possibly hold such a high position at the NIH, and the NIH couldn’t possibly be so closely connected with the FDA…..except that’s all TRUE!
If the fact-checkers were being honest, they would have rated this statement as “Mostly True”.
Because what’s the only part they deem untrue?
Apparently, the only part they take issue with is that the NIH does not officially approve vaccines for the FDA.
Here is how the AP Fact Check tries to confuse the issue:
Grady is the chief of bioethics at the NIH Clinical Center, but she played no role in the FDA’s emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 vaccines. Grady and her staff teach medical ethics and research ethical issues related to medicine and clinical research, according to the NIH.
“Dr. Grady does not approve the conduct of any research protocol and she has no input into the FDA process for issuing EUAs,” the NIH said in a statement, referring to emergency use authorizations by their acronym.
In posts with Grady’s photo, social media users suggested that the mainstream media failed to investigate whether Fauci and his wife had a conflict of interest when it came to vaccine approval.
“Why is this not an issue when a husband – wife duo can have so much influence on the health policies that relates to all Americans?” one Instagram post said.
The FDA is responsible for reviewing and approving vaccines before they can be administered in the U.S.
Regulations governing emergency use authorization require that the vaccines be tested on thousands of people and go through three phases of clinical trials. Once that process is completed, the information is submitted to the FDA for review and approval. Once the vaccine is cleared for use, advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention then decide who will receive the vaccine first.
Since 1984, Fauci has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases under the NIH. Fauci and Grady married in 1985. Grady worked on the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues from 2010 to 2017 and now serves as the chief of bioethics.
So they make it sound like the NIH has no role in FDA vaccine approvals, right?
The only problem is the truth is much more murky.
Check out all of this that we uncovered by doing (gasp!) actual research!
From the FDA’s own website, check out this page talking about the “Joint Leadership Charter” between the FDA and NIH to conduct biomedical research for new treatments and therapies:
The need for enhanced collaboration between NIH and FDA has never been more pressing, given new scientific opportunities in translational research, new public health challenges, far-reaching economic changes at the national and global level, and fundamental changes to the U.S. health care system. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) share a common goal of advancing public health by promoting the translation of basic and clinical research findings into medical products and therapies. The agencies are complementary in their roles and functions—NIH supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research and FDA ensures the safety and effectiveness of medical and other products.
The Joint Leadership Council works together to help ensure that regulatory considerations form an integral component of biomedical research planning, and that the latest science is integrated into the regulatory review process. Such collaboration and integration advances the development of new products for the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of common and rare diseases and enhances the safety, quality, and efficiency of the clinical research and medical product approval enterprise. The formation of the Leadership Council represents a commitment on the part of both agencies to forge a new partnership and to leverage the strengths of each agency toward this common goal.
And then look at this one from the NIH’s own website explaining how drugs get approval in the United States…..and just take a look at who actually does the testing (just like we told you!):
How are drugs approved for use in the United States?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the federal agency responsible for labeling medications and supplements. However, the approval process is different for prescription and for over-the-counter medications.
The FDA must regulate and approve new prescription drugs before they can be sold to the public. In 2011, the last year for which information is available, the FDA approved 35 new drugs for use by the general public.1 Although this number may seem small, the approval process for drugs is extensive.
The manufacturer or sponsor follows a series of important steps, through animal studies and clinical trials in humans, to ensure that the medication is safe, does what it claims to do, and will provide a health benefit. Testing is performed first in laboratories and on animals to determine that the drug is safe and try to understand how the drug might work in humans.
“Clinical trial” is the scientific term for a test or study of a drug or medical device in people. These tests are done to see if the product is safe and effective for people to use.
Sometimes, multiple trials are completed to measure the effectiveness of a particular medication. Participants in the studies are often followed over a period of time. For comparison purposes, some are given a placebo, an inactive or “dummy” medication, while others are given the actual drug. The NICHD and other institutes of the NIH help conduct and support the research but are not involved in the approval or labeling process.
The clinical trial phase can take years to complete. However, once research has shown that the drug is safe and useful, the FDA typically reviews and either approves or denies an application for a new drug within 6 months.
So despite the “fact checkers” it’s actually true that the NIH does all the clinical research for the FDA and then the FDA just rubber-stamps it in the end.
And it’s true that Fauci’s wife has a very high up position in the NIH.
All just coincidences I’m sure, and absolutely NO conflict of interest or any funny business going on! I’m positive of it!
Another NIH website here explaining how the NIH does all the clinical testing for new vaccines.
And another website here with more of the same.
So it turns out that we here at WeLoveTrump rate these memes as “Mostly True!”
Fauci's Wife is NIH Chief of Bioethics and Human Subjects Research !
That's how you can tick off drug and vaccine testing.
Everyone is put in place for their agenda. pic.twitter.com/Dd9hixb5dq
— Cheyenne (@Chayenn72766251) August 30, 2021
Fauci's wife heads Bio Ethics at the NIH. How cozy.https://t.co/Dm3VzDaABT
— Jon Moser (@jonmosero) August 29, 2021
So let me get this straight – Fauci’s wife is the chief of bioethics for the NIH, and his daughter works for Twitter? Cozy. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/I82KeJRkhO
— EPW108 (@erinp108) August 30, 2021
The new normal, in your face conflict of interests – and Americans pay the steep price https://t.co/pjKEc8icsr
— Casta Spellomi (@tyjo2112) August 29, 2021
For the visual learners out there, just watch this.
Very well done: