(PatriotWise.com) – Senator Rand Paul is moving to shut down the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which was headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci from 1984 to 2022 when he resigned amid controversy that of congressional hearings that may have incriminated him, according to Breitbart.
The NIH Reform Act will reportedly cut the NIAID up into three separate entities in research that will be headed by three separate directors, each of whom must be confirmed by the Senate and may only serve a maximum of two five-year terms. The new institutes will be called the National Institute of Allergic Diseases, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, and the National Institute of Immunologic Diseases.
The bill is predominantly cosponsored by Republicans, including Mike Lee, Marsha Blackburn, Mike Braun, and Josh Hawley. Paul reportedly told The Daily Caller that there should not be one head director to make decisions for the entire country. He added that his purpose in introducing the bill was to explicitly get rid of Fauci’s position for the future, which he claims will create accountability and oversight.
Rep. Chip Roy also introduced the same bill to the House and said that public health bureaucrats ruin lives rather than help them. He agreed with Paul that decision-making that affects the entire country should not be the job of one person. In June 2021, Roy aimed to criminally investigate Fauci.
Public health has been a central concern since 2020 and President Biden has recently moved to give the World Health Organization sovereign control over health decisions made in the United States, according to American Pigeon. Mary L. Volcansek and John F. Stack once wrote that giving up domestic policy is a sign of globalization.
“What began as a mere side effect is now…a major force in shaping legal practice in many regions of the world and in driving resolution of human rights, economic, and even criminal issues,” they wrote.
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