AIDS and the AZT Scandal: SPIN’s 1989 Feature, ‘Sins of Omission’
Written By SPIN Staff, October 5, 2015
At the end of 1989, two years after we had started the highly controversial AIDS column in SPIN, we published an article by Celia Farber called “Sins of Omission” about the truly bad and corrupt science surrounding promoting AZT as a treatment for the syndrome of diseases.
Celia was the editor and frequent writer of the column and unearthed hard evidence of the cold-bloodedness of the AIDS establishment pushing a drug that was worse than the disease, and killed faster than the natural progression of AIDS left untreated. AZT had been an abandoned cancer drug, discarded because of it’s fatal toxicity, resurrected in the cynical belief that AIDS patients were going to die anyway, so trying it out was sort of like playing with the house’s money. Because the drug didn’t require the usual massively expensive research and trial processes, having gone through that years earlier, it was insanely profitable for its maker, Burroughs Wellcome. It was a tragically perfect storm of windfall profits, something to pacify AIDS activists and the media, and a convenient boom to the patent holders for HIV testing.
Celia — who should get the Congressional Medal of Honor for her brave and relentless reporting, here and throughout the ten years we ran the column — exposed the worthlessness of the drug, the shady studies and deals to suppress the negative findings, and its awful and final consequences. This piece very literally changed the media’s view of AIDS and sharpened their discerning and skeptical eye. And soon after, AZT was once again shelved, hopefully this time forever.
Many times over the years since, people have come up to me and said that reading this article saved their lives, that they either stopped taking the drug and their health improved vastly, or they never took it because of what we reported. Nothing ever made me prouder.
— Bob Guccione Jr., founder of SPIN, October 3, 2015
Big Pharma’s Covid-19 Profiteers How the race to develop treatments and a vaccine will create a historic windfall for the industry — and everyone else will pay the price
by MATT TAIBBI, August 13, 2020, 7:00AM EDT
On June 29th, 2020, while America remained transfixed by anti-police protests, the chairman and CEO of the pharmaceutical company Gilead issued a much-anticipated announcement. In a breezy open letter, Daniel O’Day explained how much his company planned on charging for a course of remdesivir, one of many possible treatments for Covid-19. “In the weeks since we learned of remdesivir’s potential against Covid-19, one topic has attracted more speculation than any other: what price we might set for the medicine,” O’Day wrote, before plunging into a masterpiece of corporate doublespeak. The CEO noted a study by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, showing that Covid-19 patients taking remdesivir recovered after 11 days, compared with 15 days for placebo takers. In the U.S., he wrote, “earlier hospital discharge would result in hospital savings of approximately $12,000 per patient.” RELATED ‘Preposterous!’ Fauci Fires Back at Sen. Ron Johnson’s Claim He ‘Overhyped’ AIDS and Covid Counties That Voted Trump Have Much Higher Covid Death Rates, Analysis Finds The hilarious implication seemed to be that by shortening hospital stays by four days on average, remdesivir was worth $48,000 a dose. That O’Day might come to such a conclusion was not outlandish. Gilead became infamous a few years ago for charging $84,000 per course of treatment for Sovaldi, a “groundbreaking” hepatitis-C drug. The company’s policies for pricing have more than once prompted congressional hearings, as in the case of Truvada, a drug to combat HIV transmission that was developed in part with the aid of government grants and that earned Gilead more than $30 billion in revenue. Would they try something similar at a time of unprecedented medical terror with one of the few available Covid-19 treatments?
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Fauci’s deadly corruption on Remdesivir
Scott Lively notes hospitals are paid bonuses for using drug [Remdesivir] with [its] horrific results
By Scott Lively, November 1, 2021 at 7:17 PM
In a recent article, I opined that the state of Nebraska has a duty to prosecute Anthony Fauci and others for their malicious and deceitful suppression of lifesaving, low-cost ivermectin, based upon Nebraska Attorney General Douglas Peterson’s impressive legal opinion in which he documented just how truly safe and effective that drug is for treating COVID-19.
Today I want to discuss the drug Fauci and his co-conspirators in control of our health systems have aggressively pushed instead of ivermectin: Remdevisir.
The leading whistleblower on Remdesivir is fellow Brighteon.TV host Dr. Bryan Ardis who makes the following assertions in his public warnings about the drug:
On May 1, 2020, Dr. Fauci released a memo related to the FDA emergency use authorization of Remdesivir in which he said it has been shown to be safe and effective in two studies. Dr. Ardis says that is a brazen lie.
The first was a study of its use against the Ebola virus in 2019. Dr. Ardis says that Remdesivir was by far the least safe and effective of the four drugs in the Ebola trial, and that the one-year study was canceled by safety monitors in August of 2019 after just six months because of a 53.1% mortality rate – not from ineffectively treated Ebola, but from kidney and other organ failure caused by the drug itself.
The second study cited by Fauci as evidence of the safety and effectiveness of Remdesivir was a March 2020 study of 53 people with COVID, done by the owner of the Remdesivir patent, Gilead Sciences, a major pharmaceutical company. Instead of the 28-day course of Remdesivir used against Ebola, a 10 day course was used. Of 53 people, 23% developed acute kidney and/or liver failure, while another 8% had to be pulled from the study before 10 days with such severe reaction that they needed emergency kidney or transplants or they would die. That’s a combined 31% with life-threatening adverse reactions.
By mandating Redemsivir as the exclusive COVID-19 treatment drug in American hospital protocols instead of ivermectin, Fauci knowingly set up the American population for a massive death toll from kidney and liver failure complications caused by Remdesivir poisoning.
Dr. Ardis explains that kidney failure (especially for those being artificially hydrated by IV bags) causes the body to flood with water internally, including the lungs, creating the condition wrongly characterized as “secondary COVID pneumonia” when in fact people are literally drowning in their own body fluids.
Also in May of 2020, Fauci asked the U.S. government to buy up all the reserves of Remdesivir, for exclusive use in America through 2020. That guaranteed that Americans would be the only population suffering the increased mortality related to Remdesivir – the motive being to heighten fear and urgency among Americans to drive future global vaccine sales…
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Fauci Botched the AIDS Epidemic so Big Pharma Could Profit. He’s Doing It Again With COVID
by Children’s Health Defense, Sept 13, 2021
During the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Dr. Anthony Fauci discouraged and prevented inexpensive treatments for AIDS and focused exclusively on AZT. He’s doing the same thing today with COVID, focusing on highly profitable vaccines and ignoring potentially safe and effective treatments. In a new video on The Hill’s “Rising,” political commentator Kim Iversen analyzes Dr. Anthony Fauci’s support for azidothymidine (AZT) to treat HIV/AIDS and compares it to his current support for COVID mRNA vaccines. Fauci, named head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984, sparked panic among Americans in the 1980s when he wrote in a medical journal that AIDS could be transmitted not only through sexual contact and sharing needles, but also through “ordinary close contact” with the infected. Iversen says Fauci’s remarks followed the discovery of an infant diagnosed with AIDS — a case we would later learn was caused when the child passed through the womb of an infected mother. But the damage was already done, said Iversen: “Public panic had intensified and people were fearing they could get AIDS from sharing a toilet seat or even from shaking hands. People living with AIDS were being alienated and ostracized from their jobs, homes, communities, and gay men, in particular, were heavily stigmatized.” Meanwhile, Fauci and his team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) went full speed ahead on developing a vaccine for AIDS. However, despite promises from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that it would roll out an AIDS/HIV vaccine, Iversen says that never happened. Realizing the potential to earn big profits, Iversen says pharmaceutical companies soon began developing treatments for AIDS. The British drug company, Burroughs Wellcome & Co., said its failed cancer drug AZT could be used to treat AIDS. Few studies were done, said Iversen, and the long-term side effects were unknown. But in March 1987, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AZT, claiming the benefits outweighed the risks. Celia Farber, who in 1989 reported on the approval of AZT and its potential health risks, wrote at the time: “The majority of those in the AIDS-afflicted and medical communities held the drug up as the first breakthrough on AIDS. For better or worse, AZT had been approved faster than any drug in FDA history, and activists considered it a victory. The price paid for the victory, however, was that almost all government drug trials, from then on, focused on AZT — while over 100 other promising drugs were left uninvestigated.” The drug was “one of the most toxic, expensive and controversial drugs in the history of medicine,” Farber wrote. In 1989, Iversen said Fauci started promoting the drug not only for critically ill AIDS patients, but for anyone who tested positive for HIV, including those who were asymptomatic and showed no sign of the disease. “Those patients included hospital workers, pregnant women and even children,” said Iversen. “Doctors were stunned.” Despite limited data, the NIH went all in on AZT, ignoring evidence that the drug was toxic, caused liver damage and destroyed white blood cells, Iversen said. “The drug continued to be used for years,” she explained. As Children’s Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. notes in his upcoming book, “The Real Anthony Fauci,” Fauci sabotaged safe and effective off-patent therapeutic treatments for AIDS while promoting deadly chemotherapy drugs that almost certainly caused more deaths than HIV.
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THE FRAUDULENT DR FAUCI – PART I: THE AIDS RACKET
by Carter HI, May 25, 2021
Tell me; how do you undo over 38 years of official fraud, over 200,000 scientific papers all based on a faulty premise, tens of thousands of hours of, well to be charitable, fake news? And how about over 500 billion, half a trillion dollars in research money that has so far failed to come up with a working vaccine and failed to come up with a cure? That’s the story of Tony Fauci and AIDS, hardly anyone knows it, and this is the guy who is leading the fight against C19.
THE FRAUDULENT DR FAUCI – PART II: THE REMDESIVIR SCAM
by Carter HI, Sept 21, 2021
In April, 2020, Anthony Fauci cited a study which he said proved Remdesivir could block coronavirus.
He claimed the study showed Remdesivir was safe and efficacious in the use against the Ebola virus, in both 2018 and 2019, but this was a lie. If one were to actually look at the study, titled; ‘A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Ebola Virus Disease Therapeutics‘, which was testing four different drugs against the Ebola virus, they will find that the safety board pulled Remdesivir out of trial six months early, because over 50% of patients who received it died.
Fauci quoted a second study in support of his mandating the use of Remdesivir, a study conducted by the makers of Remdesivir titled; ‘Compassionate Use of Remdesivir for Patients with Severe Covid-19‘, wherein 53 patients with covid were administered the drug for 10 days. 23% of them suffered from multiple organ disfunction syndrome, septic shock, and acute kidney injury. 8% of them had to be taken off the drug after only 5 days because it was killing them.
So, given the facts about Fauci pushing AZT, Remdesivir, “useless” masks as he first called them, and false vaccines (the mRNA poison), what could be motivating Fauci to lie? Perhaps this April 27th 2020 article from the World Union of Jesuit Alumni may give you a big hint:
FAUCI, CUOMO, TRUMP: THREE JESUIT ALUMNI, THREE DIFFERENT WAYS OF DEALING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IN THE LAND OF UNCLE SAM
I find it suspicious that the rabid anti-Calvinist and supposed anti-Jesuit, Brannon Howse, keeps mentioning Fauci having a Jesuit education, yet never mentions Trump’s. Is Brannon using Fauci as a decoy? Could Brannon secretly hope to destroy Calvinists (Christians who believe God’s will is always done) through a second “civil war”?
More on Fauci’s long Jesuit, Roman Catholic education: