Sunday, May 3, 2020

Organizational Coronavirus Conflicts: Nobody Declares

 Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci on April 28th on behalf of the Washington Economic Club.  Rubenstein asked Dr. Fauci about the origin of the virus and whether it could have been leaked from a Wuhan lab.  Fauci went down the evolutionary biology road and said it's likely a naturally occurring virus.

The good doctor failed to mention $3.7 million in U.S. government funding for Wuhan Institue of Virology's collection of naturally occurring bat coronoaviruses and an additional $3.7 million for gain of function research into those naturally occurring bat coronaviruses. 

Gain of function research enhances a virus' pathogenic effects and/or its transmissibility  Dr. Fauci has been a proponent of such research.  In the past Fauci "expressed support of studies that aim to remain ahead of what is likely occurring in the natural world."

Dr. Fauci did not declare his organization's role in funding the Wuhan Virology Lab in his answer regarding possible release from a Chinese lab.  U.S funded research was to predict spillover potential for the virus to spread from bats to humans.  The proposal stated:

"We will use S protein sequence data, infectious clone technology, in vitro and in vivo infection experiments and analysis of receptor binding to test the hypothesis that % divergence thresholds in S protein sequences predict spillover potential."
Likewise, Rubenstein did not declare that Carlyle purchased a blood products software maker as COVID-19 spread from China.  Plasma is one blood product and convalescent plasma is under study for treating for COVID-19.  Dr. Fauci's organization plays a role in the analysis and dissemination of treatments for the deadly coronavirus.

In 2009 Dr. Fauci told CSPAN the flu kills 36,000 Americans a year.  In just over two months the novel bat coronavirus killed 67,200 in the U.S.

Private equity exploded since 2009 and currently infects our political system, the economy and the Federal Reserve Bank.  The greed and leverage boys sought and continue seeking massive government assistance.  They have connections to achieve their aim.  Fed Chief Jay Powell and Vice Chair Randall Quarles are former Carlyle executives.

The public is hard pressed to believe U.S. funding to make bat coronaviruses more lethal and transmissible at a Wuhan lab had no role in the current pandemic.  China's quality problems are legendary.  Tainted baby formula killed infants while The Carlyle Group owned a Chinese milk company.  China gave the U.S. lethal blood thinner and toxic pet food after U.S. companies sent work to Chinese suppliers.

None of these disturbing patterns came to light in David Rubenstein's interview with Dr. Fauci.  They did talk Brad Pitt and NBA basketball.