In his new book, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. argues that one man has undue influence on U.S. public health policy: Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Fauci is a key player in formulating government response to outbreaks like SARS and Ebola, as well as developing vaccine policies—and he’s also heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry As Kennedy documents, ever since 9/11 relationships between politicians, regulators, big pharma lobbyists and researchers have grown increasingly cozy . In 2004 Congress granted sweeping new powers to NIH director Francis Collins permitting him unprecedented control over how taxpayer dollars are spent on research programs ; Collins quickly put those funds behind Tony Faraci’s pet projects while drug companies unleashed an all-out lobbying assault Kennedy charges that this collusion undermines both our democracy and our health security.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to better understand the complex relationship between big pharma, government agencies, and researchers. It provides an in-depth look at how one man (Dr. Anthony Fauci) has been able to wield a great deal of influence over U.S. public health policy and vaccine development.
- This books sheds light on the cozy relationship between government officials, big pharma lobbyists and researchers.
- It is alarming to think about how much undue influence one man has on public health policy.
- This book raises some important questions that need to be addressed.
- The author is biased against Tony Faraci.
- The book is poorly written and difficult to follow.
- It’s not likely to change anyone’s opinion who already disagrees with the author.
Learn more about the author
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer and activist, is the co-founder of Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and has written extensively on issues of public health and the environment.
“Kennedy’s latest book is a blistering broadside against Tony Fauci, the influential head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Kennedy accuses Fauci not just of mismanagement but also collusion with drug companies that undermines both our democracy and our health security.”
“A meticulously researched and damning exposé of the cozy relationship between big pharma, politicians, and researchers that has led to serious consequences for our health security”
“A scathing attack on the close ties between the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies, and researchers…a must-read for those interested in how corporate greed can trump public health.”
“This book is the most comprehensive and damning indictment of Tony Fauci, Bill Gates, and big pharma that I have read. Drawing on a wide range of sources – from government documents to interviews with insiders – Robert Kennedy exposes how these three groups have worked together to control the flow of information about infectious diseases, limit access to life-saving treatments, and line their own pockets at the expense of public health.”