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  • NIH Director Collins: ‘Possible’ Omicron Will Not Be Last Emerging Variant of Pandemic

    12/05/2021 11:12:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/05/2021 | Pam Key
    The director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Francis Collins said Sunday on “Meet the Press” that it was “certainly possible” that the Omicron variant will not be the last COVID-19 variant of the pandemic. Anchor Chuck Todd said, “It seems that a lot of scientists seem to be surprised how much this virus has mutated or how fast this virus is mutating. So I guess we’re to your sense of where we are headed? Look, I know we need to be vaccinated more around the world, but realistically we should we expect essentially a new dominant variant in...
  • NIH Director Francis Collins says it will take weeks to know if vaccines, natural immunity protect against Omicron Variant

    11/30/2021 8:00:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/30/2021 | Anugrah Kumar
    From L-R, NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, and NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins has warned it may take weeks before scientists ascertain the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines against the new omicron variant, which could be more contagious and have more mutations than the other strains. “We do know that this is a variant that has a lot of mutations — like 50 of them, and more than 30 of those in the spike protein, which is the part of the virus that attaches to your...
  • NIH Director Francis Collins says it will take weeks to know if vaccines, natural immunity protect against Omicron Variant

    11/30/2021 8:00:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    Christian Post ^ | 11/30/2021 | Anugrah Kumar
    Former New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra blasted left-wing, anti-gun activist David Hogg Sunday after the youngster tweeted that he is chagrined over the homelessness problem in Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of Harvard University. Hogg, who has become a left-wing hero for his constant woke posts on Twitter, won himself a place at prestigious Harvard even though at 1270, his SAT scores wouldn’t seem to merit his inclusion there — Harvard usually doesn’t even consider applicants unless they have a 1460 SAT or higher. And on Sunday, the anti-gun teen posted a tweet about how he often sees homeless people as...
  • Dr. Francis Collins Spews Word Salad When Asked By Fox News Reporter About Case Numbers In Florida

    11/28/2021 2:57:52 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 28, 2021 | Scott Morefield
    Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), uttered a lot of words on Sunday when asked by Fox News' Trace Gallagher about Florida's low Covid-19 numbers despite a lack of lockdowns or mandates. However, unfortunately for him and fortunately for those of us who want to see more people see through these clowns, none of those words had anything to do with answering the actual question. Introducing the topic while filling in for Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday," Gallagher brought up a chart showing vaccination rates and new case percentages in New York, Maine, Michigan,...
  • NIH Chief Wants Online ‘Misinformation’ Spreaders ‘Brought to Justice’ (And who might they be?)

    11/22/2021 9:28:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/22/2021 | Robert Spencer
    With secret police chief Merrick Garland siccing the FBI on parents at school board meetings and the social media giants continuing to cut the ground out from under dissenting voices, the Biden administration has not exactly provided a welcoming place for the freedom of speech. However, Francis Collins, the outgoing director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), thinks there is still altogether too much of it. Collins wants those who are spreading “misinformation” to be “brought to justice,” and pronto.div class="thm-piano-mop"> It’s disconcerting to see an official of the United States government (the NIH is an agency of the...
  • NIH director: 'Conspiracies are winning here' (wants online misinformation spreaders “brought to justice”) [BARF ALERT]

    11/21/2021 2:47:56 PM PST · by markomalley · 85 replies
    Bezos Compost ^ | 11/21/2021 | Rachel Roubein
    (snip) NIH Director Francis Collins has a stern message for the American public: The country has, what he called, an epidemic of misinformation and disinformation. And it’s fueling a dangerous distrust in science. “Conspiracies are winning here. Truth is losing. That’s a really serious indictment of the way in which our society seems to be traveling,” said Collins, who will soon step down as the National Institutes of Health director after serving in both Republican and Democratic administrations.
  • The Appalling Moral Failure of Francis Collins

    10/06/2021 7:03:11 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 5 replies
    Evolution News and Science Today ^ | October 5, 2021 | John G. West
    The Appalling Moral Failure of Francis CollinsJohn G. WestOctober 5, 2021, 11:43 AMFrancis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has just announced his intention to step down at the end of 2021 after more than 12 years heading the agency. The accolades are already rolling in. Noted evangelical political commentator David French, for example, rushed to praise Collins as “a national treasure.”But Collins’s real legacy is anything but praiseworthy, and the tendency of figures in the faith community to ignore his real record is far from admirable. This year of all years should have made the truth...
  • Francis Collins, NIH Director, Resigns After Gain-of-Function Falsehood Exposed

    10/05/2021 7:21:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | 4 Oct 2021 | PAUL BOIS
    Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced his resignation on Tuesday, just weeks after documents exposed that he made “untruthful” comments about U.S. federal funding of gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. “It has been an incredible privilege to lead this great agency for more than a decade,” Collins said in a statement posted at the NIH website. I love this agency and its people so deeply that the decision to step down was a difficult one, done in close counsel with my wife, Diane Baker, and my family. I am proud of all...
  • Report: Francis Collins, NIH Director, to Resign During Coronavirus Pandemic

    10/04/2021 11:10:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Oct 2021 | PAUL BOIS
    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), plans to announce his resignation on Tuesday at the age of 71, according to Politico.
  • HHS diverting millions in funding marked for vaccine efforts to housing migrant children

    08/27/2021 4:43:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published 1 hour ago | Adam Shaw
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has notified Congress that it will transfer an additional $589 million, some of which comes from funding marked for COVID-19 vaccination efforts, to its program to shelter unaccompanied migrant children who have entered the U.S. at the southern border -- part of more than $4 billion that has been diverted to the program this year. HHS informed Congress that it is diverting $225 million in National Institute of Health (NIH) funding that was part of the December COVID-19 relief bill to the unaccompanied children (UAC) program, as well as $364 million in...
  • NIH chief says he is not requiring his employees to get vaccine shots

    04/26/2021 8:18:12 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 41 replies ^ | April 26, 2021 | Alexandra Kelley |
    With vaccine hesitancy rates still prominent across multiple states, public health and government officials alike have been strategizing on the best way to encourage positive sentiment towards the COVID-19 vaccine. Recent Census data reveals that a plurality of people are reticent to get vaccinated due to a fear of side effects. An average of 15.6 percent of American adults report being hesitant about receiving one of the approved vaccines. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institute of Health (NIH), went on NBC News to assure people that there is “no comparison” between potential risks versus the benefits of being vaccinated...
  • NIH Director Collins: Migrants Spreading COVID-19 ‘Distraction,’ Unvaccinated the ‘Problem’

    08/16/2021 10:54:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Aug 2021 | PAM KEY
    National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that raising concerns over COVID-19 cases among migrates at the U.S.-Mexico border is a “distraction.” In a video, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said, “Whatever variance are around the world, they are coming across that southern border, so he’s not shutting down the virus. He’s helping to facilitate it in our country.” Anchor Chris Wallace said, “You talk about dealing with the science, dealing with facts, I’m going to ask you about that. Parts of Texas, the positivity rate for COVID among some of...
  • Dr Fauci says the US is 'absolutely prepared' to roll out third dose of COVID-19 vaccine 'very quickly'

    08/15/2021 7:04:17 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 August 2021 | ALASTAIR TALBOT
    Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Sunday that the U.S. would be 'absolutely prepared' to offer a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine 'very quickly' to the wider population if required. [CUT] about 3 percent of U.S. adults— are authorized to get a third dose of the vaccine. That includes people who are vulnerable due to organ transplants, certain cancers, diseases or other disorders. When asked about plans for how to distribute the booster shots, Fauci told CBS's Margaret Brennan on Face the Nation on Sunday that immunocompromised individuals can 'get...
  • PETA Slams NIH for Grants Dooming Beagles to Experiments

    08/12/2021 2:07:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/11/21 | PENNY STARR
    Reaction to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), led by Dr. Anthony Fauci, giving a university a taxpayer-funded grant to conduct experiments using beagles has been vicious, with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) leading the response. That activist organization told Breitbart News that Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, which oversees NIAID, should be fired from her post. “It’s high time to fire NIH director Francis Collins for mismanagement of NIH, waste of taxpayer funds and the continuation of animal experiments that are replaceable by vastly superior, modern, technological breakthrough...
  • Watch the Medical Establishment Crash Its COVID Credibility in Two Tweets

    08/06/2021 7:33:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/06/2021 | Bryan Preston
    Earlier this week, Director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins appeared on CNN. There he dispenses some of the weirdest advice of the COVID era. He tells parents to wear masks at home around their own children if those children are unvaccinated, but the parents are.COVID vaccines aren’t even yet approved for kids below 12. So that’s an issue. Another is the fact that COVID still is very unlikely to spread to or from kids. They’re not vectors for this virus. Still, Dr. Collins clearly says to wear masks at home around your kids, even admitting that...
  • NIH Director Francis Collins: “It May Sound Weird” But Parents Should Wear Masks at Home in Front of Their Unvaccinated Kids

    08/03/2021 11:28:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 75 replies
    GP ^ | By Cristina Laila
    Meanwhile on CNN… NIH Director Francis Collins on Tuesday said parents should wear masks at home in front of their unvaccinated children. Collins conceded that it “may sound weird” that people should wear masks in their homes, but he advised it anyway. “Parents of unvaccinated kids should be thoughtful about this and the recommendation is to wear masks [at home] as well,” Collins said. “I know that’s uncomfortable. I know it seems weird but it is the best way to protect your kids.”
  • Avoiding lockdowns means doing things that people won't necessarily welcome, NIH director says

    08/02/2021 12:24:16 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/02/2021 | Ralph Ellis and Madeline Holcombe
    (CNN)To avoid lockdowns, people in the United States will have to do things that they won't necessarily want to do, such as wearing masks at indoor gatherings even if they're vaccinated and having kids mask up in schools, the director of the National Institutes of Health said Monday. "We want to avoid lockdowns at all costs, but that means we're going to have to do some other things that won't necessarily be welcomed by people," Dr. Francis Collins said on ABC's "Good Morning America" when asked how he saw the fall playing out. Those unwelcome things include vaccinated people wearing...
  • Francis Collins: Children Under 12 Wearing Masks is 'Really Smart Thing to Do' and 'Sacrifice Worth Making'

    08/01/2021 5:57:50 PM PDT · by lightman · 27 replies ^ | 1 August A.D. 2021 | Rebecca Downs
    This Sunday, the public also heard from Dr. Anthony Fauci's boss, Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the NIH. On "Fox News Sunday," Dr. Collins spoke with Dana Perino, who was filling in for Chris Wallace. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced new guidelines that students, staff, and teachers at K-12 schools wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. Of particular interest and concern, then, is the idea of children under 12, who are not even eligible to be vaccinated yet, should have to wear masks. Such guidelines have drawn particular ire. As Perino and Collins discussed: PERINO:...
  • EXC: NIH Director & Fauci Boss Advises Chinese Military Proxy-Linked Group Working Alongside COVID-19 Gene Storage Firm.

    07/27/2021 12:40:55 PM PDT · by · 8 replies ^ | July 27, 2021 | Raheem Kassam and Natalie Winters
    National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins serves on the advisory board of a conference sponsored by a Chinese military-linked genomics firm, The National Pulse can reveal. The D.C.-based, health industry big-wig and boss to Anthony Fauci has even referred to the controversial company’s founder as a “friend”. The annual event in question – the International Conference on Genomics – is organized by BGI Genomics and the China National GeneBank. BGI Genomics has been flagged by U.S. intelligence officials for its robust efforts to “collect, store and exploit biometric information” on American citizens through COVID-19 test kits. According to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Oversight Republicans Demand Answers From Fauci, Collins Over Grant To Wuhan Lab

    07/15/2021 8:45:04 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 15, 2021 | Henry Rodgers
    Republicans on the House Oversight Committee sent a Thursday letter to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NAID) Director Anthony Fauci demanding answers about a grant to EcoHealth Alliance, which then conferred the taxpayer funds to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). The Daily Caller first obtained the letter led by the Ranking Member Kentucky Rep. James Comer and signed by every Republican on the committee. In it, they will be invoking the Seven Member Rule, which is a law that requires, upon a request of seven Members on the...