Dr. Anthony Fauci—Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)—testified before the Senate that only “a little bit more than half” of the employees working under him have been vaccinated.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee gathered on May 11 to hear the latest update from federal officials about their efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) asked Dr. Fauci—along with CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, and Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Dr. Peter Marks—what percent of their employees had been vaccinated.
“What percentage of the employees in your institute, your center, or your agency, of your employees, has been vaccinated?” asked Sen. Burr.
Dr. Fauci was the first to respond:
“I’m not 100% sure, Senator, but I think it’s probably a little bit more than half, probably around 60%,” replied Fauci.
Dr. Marks indicated vaccination rates among his employees were “probably in the same range” as Fauci’s, while Dr. Walensky said bluntly that she didn’t know.
Watch the exchange:
It is surprising that about half of the researchers, scientists, and doctors who work at the NIAID—an organization at the forefront of disease research, therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies—have rejected the mRNA COVID jab.
These professionals are not only at the top of their field—working for such a distinguished organization as the NIAID—but they work directly under Dr. Fauci himself, the greatest supporter, defender, and promoter of the experimental COVID mRNA gene therapy drug (here, here, here).
Watch the whole hearing:
Jon Fleetwood is Managing Editor for American Faith.