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Dr. Anthony Fauci has kept failing since 1984: AIDS, Anthrax and more

The anthrax vaccine failure followed on the heels of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s controversial leadership of the nation’s AIDS response in the 1980s and ‘90s. According to Good Intentions, a 1990 book by investigative author

and innovation expert Bruce Nussbaum, Fauci started his career as “a lackluster scientist,” who “found his true vocation — empire building” when he took the reins at NIAID in 1984.

To ensure that AIDS would be his exclusive demesne within the federal government, Fauci “started the most important bureaucratic battle in the history of the fight against AIDS,” squeezing out more scientifically competent, but less conniving administrators. According to Nussbaum, if Fauci had not won the battle, “many people who died might have lived.”

Having won his monopoly over AIDS within the federal government, Fauci, by training an immunologist who focuses on how the body fights infections itself, favored a vaccine approach in the fight against the then-terminal illness. This understandable professional bias came at the expense of research into the anti-retroviral drugs that ultimately reduced AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic disease in remission.

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