(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) Under questioning from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., during a Senate hearing Thursday, a COVID-stricken Anthony Fauci admitted both that there is no proof that COVID vaccines are effective for children, and that National Institutes of Health and vaccine committee scientists may have received royalties from vaccine companies.
I asked, “Can you tell me if anyone on the vaccine approval committees ever received money from the people who make vaccines?”
Fauci : “People who receive royalties are not required to divulge them.” pic.twitter.com/a0YIm2jfvZ
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) June 16, 2022
Paul pointed to Freedom of Information Act data which showed that members of the NIH had received hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties between 2010 and 2016, but complained that the names of scientists and companies were redacted.
“Over the period of time from 2010 to 2016, 27,000, royalty payments were paid to 18,000 NIH employees,” Paul told Fauci during their tense exchange. “Over $193 million was given to these 18,000 employees.”
In response to Paul’s query regarding whether Fauci himself had ever received such royalties, the NIAID director responded, “You know, I don’t know as a fact, but I doubt it.”
Paul went on to ask whether anyone on the vaccine approval committees had ever received money from companies that make vaccines.
“According to the regulations, people who receive royalties are not required to divulge them—even on their financial statement—according to the Bayh–Dole Act,” Fauci said.
“It’s all redacted,” Paul responded before he was cut off by the committee chair.
Fauci earlier admitted to Paul that there is no data that shows vaccines are effective for children.
“Are you aware of any studies that show reductions in hospitalization or death for children who take a booster,” Paul asked.
“Right now there’s not enough data that has been accumulated, Senator Paul, to indicate that that’s the case,” the twice-boosted Fauci responded.
“So there are no studies, and Americans should all know this, there are no studies on children showing a reduction in hospitalization or death with taking a booster,” Paul confirmed.