BIDEN’S NEW NIH HEAD COLLECTED MILLIONS FROM PFIZER
Biden’s new pick for Head of the NIH, Monica Bertagnolli, received more than 290 million in grants from Pfizer. This appointment comes more than a year after former director, Francis Collins, left the beleaguered agency. With deep ties to Pfizer and the cancer industry, she joins a roster of agency heads with questionable conflicts of interest, contributing to a growing distrust of our health agencies now seemingly beyond repair.
A “fact check” by the AP takes an interesting spin on the Pfizer grants to the agency that Bertagnolli headed. It alleges that somebody on social media posted a doctored version of the White House press release that includes information on the Pfizer grants. It leads with a focus on the supposedly doctored version (without showing it), acknowledges that the grants were made, and includes a defense of the grants as legitimate, without touching on the potential implication of how such funding could influence Bertganolli in her new role at NIH. Looks like a smokescreen to me.
Here’s a link to the AP fact check:
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