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 we’ve accomplished. I fundamentally believe, however, that no single person should serve in the position too long, and that it’s time to bring in a new scientist to lead the NIH into the future. I’m most grateful and proud of the NIH staff and the scientific community, whose extraordinary commitment to lifesaving research delivers hope to the American people and the world every day.
Just weeks before this announcement, Richard Ebright of Rutgers University accused Collins of making false public statements about National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) grants to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), which have since been proven to fund the study of “chimeric SARS-related coronaviruses” which “could infect human cells.” Ebright said bluntly that Collins had not told the truth when asked about this research: “assertions by the NIH Director, Francis Collins, and the NIAID Director, Anthony Fauci, that the NIH did not support gain-of-function research or potential pandemic pathogen enhancement at WIV are untruthful.”
Appointed by President Obama in 2009, Francis Collins made history by becoming the longest-serving NIH director and one who also served in three administrations: Obama, Trump, and Biden. Prior to his tenure at the NIH, he founded The BioLogos Foundation, which aimed to bridge a dialogue between science and religion. In 2007, former President George W. Bush awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work on the Human Genome Project.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Collins frequently appeared on television where he advocated for children wearing masks in schools while blaming unvaccinated Americans for the pandemic’s continuation.
“This is not a political statement or invasion of your liberties. This is a life-saving medical device. Asking kids to wear a mask is uncomfortable, but kids are pretty resilient,” Collins said in August as children were gearing up to go back to school.
“If we don’t have masks in schools, this virus will spread more widely. It will probably result in outbreaks in schools, and kids will have to go back to remote learning, which is the one thing we want to prevent,” he added.
Speaking with Religion News Service in September, Collins advised religious Americans hesitant about the coronavirus vaccine to think of it as a miraculous answer to their prayers.
“For somebody who’s a believer, this is what you could call an answer to prayer,” he said. “If we’ve all been praying to God to somehow deliver us from this terrible pandemic, and what happens is these vaccines get developed that are safe and effective, well, why wouldn’t you want to say, ‘Thank you, God’ and roll up your sleeve?”
As to exactly what prompted Collins’ reported departure in the middle of the pandemic remains unclear as of this writing. As Politico noted, Collins recently supported the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to limit booster shots for Americans 65 and older as well as other vulnerable demographics, which contradicted the Biden administration.
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/12/nih-chief-defends-use-human-fetal-tissue-opponents-decry-it-congress Comment from the Berean Beacon, “..for by thy sorceries (pharmakeia) were all nations deceived. Revelation 18:23″ and.. And that no man might buy or sell…” “Vatican scientist and fetal tissue harvester, Doctor Francis Collins, is back in the news! This time Dr. Collins is advocating that no man might buy or sell, save he that has vaccine credentials. All of this is quite extraordinary considering the mounting evidence that the actual Corona virus has never been isolated in a laboratory. This is making it difficult to prove that a pandemic actually exist or that a safe and effective vaccine… Read more »
A note on « Comment from the Berean Beacon, “..for by thy sorceries (pharmakeia) were all nations deceived. Revelation 18:23″ »: the collective term φαρμακεία there found denotes the use of any kind of drugs, potions or spells, but especially of purgatives, emetics and abortifacients such as those used by fœtal tissue harvesters; later also ‘poisoning’ and ‘witchcraft’ (so LSJ s. v.); N. B. the above form should not be confused with φαρμάκια, alternative form of φαρμακίς ‘witch’, the f. of φαρμακεύς ‘sorcerer’.
Good to see this article and know that the writer understands what the Catholic Church really is–not a system for promoting goodness, for sure. God is simply a 2000-yr-old tool their sick organization uses against humanity. Those who ‘believe’ the church promotes the goodness of God are sadly delusional. The Church is, instead, a nest of evil-doers who, by hiding highly critical information, have forced world history into a static 6,000-yr box that most cannot escape. One doesn’t have to site their past overt wars against humanity, which are known to everyone who can read. Today there are loads of… Read more »
Science polymath Dr. Richard Fleming suggests that these people will be subjects of future Nuremburg trials for capital crimes against humanity. https://www.brighteon.com/1ea82016-5615-4184-a56a-2cd8cec6370b
Sure they should, but I it will happen. Things are moving quickly now and too many people should be prosecuted and put in prison I would say most of the American government officials also, planned parenthood, big pharma, and social media exec’s, stock market controller’s too. How do you fix broken?
Tried to edit my comment but I not able too this time and most times. So No there will not be Nuremburg trials.
“If we don’t have masks in schools, this virus will spread more widely.” This has to be the most unscientific statement (lie) of this century. As for his frequent use of the word God, is he referring to Fauci? Or perhaps only Fauci himself thinks he’s God.
Another one who doesn’t want to be hung from the nearest tree, by the American population! Sorry, dude…..you’re NOT getting off THAT easy, just because you’ve now quit! YOU….ARE…..A….MASS…..MURDERER!!!!
You go girl!
““For somebody who’s a believer, this is what you could call an answer to prayer,” he said. “If we’ve all been praying to God to somehow deliver us from this terrible pandemic, and what happens is these vaccines get developed that are safe and effective (emphasis added), well, why wouldn’t you want to say, ‘Thank you, God’ and roll up your sleeve?”” RIGHT. Align your actions and those of the criminal pharma cartel with God–lies as truth–typical. Your produced scamdemic has absolutely NOTHING to do with GOD you arrogant, blind SOB. You, Mr. Collins, Dead-Shot Fauci and the rest of… Read more »
Pastor Chuck Baldwin at chuckbaldwinlive.com has a mouthful to say about the covid medical tyranny that has been forced upon the world. He has a new DVD titled “How are forced covid vaccinations different from the mark of the beast? They aren’t! Seems that way to me since threats have been made to prevent people from having access to goods and services, unless they submit themselves to a medical procedure that has killed thousands and injured millions. Yet we are told daily from every liar that is part of this fraud that covid vaccines are safe and saving lives. Quoting… Read more »
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