Jeanne Marrazzo to Succeed Fauci at National Institute of Health

    Jeanne Marrazzo to Succeed Fauci at National Institute of Health
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    The Facts

    • The National Institute of Health (NIH) on Wednesday announced it had selected Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo to replace Dr. Anthony Fauci as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Fauci led the department for 38 years before stepping down last December.

    • Marrazzo, an infectious diseases expert from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, has previously worked with the NIH as a peer reviewer and advisory committee member.


    The Spin

    Establishment-critical narrative

    Marrazzo is a power-hungry ideologue like her crooked predecessor, Anthony Fauci. Marrazzo, a frequently appearing “expert” on cable TV panels, has repeated the same talking points concerning masks for school children and vaccine mandates, despite all information showing that these policies are not scientifically coherent. Marrazzo will do precisely what she shouldn't, and push more alarmism about COVID and threats of the next “public health crisis.”

    Pro-establishment narrative

    Marrazzo has contributed significantly to American medicine through her research into sexually transmitted diseases. Her deep commitment to justice has done wonders for LGBTQ+ patients, and she is continuing to break down barriers for the betterment of public health. While some conspiracy theorists will try to demonize her like they did Fauci, her resume and accomplishments prove she is the right pick to lead the NIAID.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 45% chance that at least $30 billion (2021 USD) in new funding will be authorized via new legislation toward US pandemic preparedness before 2032, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


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