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More Alleged Government Wheeling and Dealing, HHS, CDC, NIH, Etc.

Scott Hounsell of Red State wrote an article regarding CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky whose husband Loren Walensky received $5 million in HHS grants before she was the CDC director but while she was still “chair of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council,” part of National Institutes for Health, and a “member of the US Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents,” both government positions in which she worked closely with Dr. Anthony Fauci. (So-called “doctors”).

In fact, when “insiders” were surprised that Walensky was picked [for CDC director] , it was revealed that Fauci had a lot to do with her appointment

Now, regarding the questionable HHS grants given to Walensky’s husband, according to Hounsell,

In October 2019 Loren Walensky became the scientific co-founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Lytica Therapeutics, “an early-stage biotechnology company working on an innovative platform for developing next-generation antimicrobials.” (LabCentral)

Just four months later, Walensky’s Lytica received a $16.9 million dollar HHS grant to “develop antibacterial peptides with broad activity against multidrug-resistant bacteria.”  Only $5.3 million of that money was initially disbursed to Lytica, and the remaining $11.6 million is scheduled to be disbursed upon the achievement of “certain development milestones.” I have previously worked in the world of grant writing and can tell you most agencies will not give grants to organizations that have existed for less than a year and organizations that have no other stream of funding. In this particular case Crunchbase, which monitors funding for corporations and non-profits, shows that the only funding that Lytica has received to date is the $5.3 million allocated from the grant received.

And, don’t be too shocked:

The fact that Walensky’s grant was not disclosed as a portion of his wife’s [CDC] appointment amounts to a massive lack of transparency. In her financial disclosures, submitted January 13, 2021, she lists her husband’s interest in Lytica Therapeutics as a “spousal holding,” but doesn’t indicate that he is the co-founder of the company and ostensibly working there since he is the inventor of the technology subject to the CARB-X [government-funded] grant. She also doesn’t indicate in that filing that his company is receiving a federal grant from the very agency in which she’s being appointed to a leadership position – and the agency that still has to make decisions on whether to award the additional $11.6 million.

But wait, there’s more. In a subsequent article Hounsell writes of how the CDC then sent a CDC-employed “public affairs specialist” flunky to harass Hounsell regarding the aforementioned article. The flunky accused Hounsell’s article of being based on a “dubious tip” from talk radio personality Howie Carr, on whose show Hounsell appeared.

The flunky emailed the Howie Carr Show and stated, “A little extra digging and you would have found this was all smoke and no fire.”

Hounsell writes that the CDC flunky’s using the word “dubious” is uncalled for, given that Hounsell was “insistent on independently sourcing anything that made it to publishing…”

Throughout my weeks of reporting about the nefarious actions of the NIH, not once was I, or any of my sources, contacted by the NIH. This is completely out of the ordinary. The problem with smoke is that there is always fire. Things don’t give off smoke unless they have reached a temperature at which they are burning. At this point, we can add [the CDC flunky] Mr. McDonald’s trousers to the list of things that are on fire. A little extra digging wouldn’t have merited any change from the fact that the CDC Director’s husband’s 4-month-old company got a multi-million dollar grant from the HHS and had cashed out of the company after this infusion of cash.

Hounsell then sent the CDC flunky a list of questions of his own. Such as, “Were you instructed by any CDC leadership or anyone within Director Walensky’s office to make any contact with Howie Carr or RedState?”

And I especially liked the questions, “Is Director Walensky aware of the party held June 11th with Harvard Students? Were the students required to provide vaccine documentation? Were masks required? If an ‘abundance of caution’ is necessary, why would Loren Walensky not follow his own wife’s directive?”

Heh. I’m sure the Walenskys should have no problem paying for another mansion in the ritzy D.C. area like the $4 million mansion they now have in the ritzy part of Newton, Maskachusetts.

Anyway, like “Dr.” Fauci, we have yet another corrupt parasite employed by the U.S. government, and worse, in the health care industry. Given “Dr.” Rochelle Walensky’s record of ignorance and bad advice, such as advising that children wear the damn masks or be given an experimental pharmaceutical drug injection, I am not surprised by all this.

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