Category: Homeless

Fauci’s NIH funded experiments on AIDS orphans in New York City

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) approved drug trial experiments on hundreds of AIDS orphans in New York City. Over 200 of the orphans died during or after the experiments, according to Liam Scheff, the investigative reporter who broke the story.

The Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC) “began testing drugs on its orphan population in 1992, the same year they became a subsidiary of Columbia University’s Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trial Unit, under Dr. Anne Gershon,” Scheff noted. “In 2003, I went undercover inside the facility and saw the effects of the drugs on the children myself.” ‘These children were, because of their HIV status, written off as a loss by the medical authority, before they even got a chance to live.’

Scheff broke the story in an article entitled The House that AIDS Built that first ran on Indymedia.org.

Scheff said his investigation found that the NIH and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital acted unethically.

The Associated Press reported in June 2005: “The government has concluded at least some AIDS drug experiments involving foster children violated federal rules designed to ensure vulnerable youths were protected from the risks of medical research.”

Fauci was the NIH AIDS Coordinator before being appointed as the first Director of the Office of AIDS research when the office was established in 1988. He served in that capacity until 1994. Fauci became director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in 1984 and still holds that position.

Scheff reported several deaths in children at the ICC during the drug trials, adding that “although the mainstream denied that any deaths were due to drug toxicity, they admit that over 200 children died.”

In 2005, the City of New York hired the VERA Institute to produce a final report on the drug trials. VERA was given no access to medical records for any of the children used in trials. Their report was published in 2008.

VERA reported that 25 children died during the drug studies, that an additional 55 children died following the studies (in foster care), and, according to Tim Ross, Director of the Child Welfare program at VERA (as of 2009), 29 percent of the remaining 417 children who were used in drug studies had died (out of a total 532 children that are admitted to have been used).

No payment or compensation was ever paid to any of the children used in the trials, or to their families, Scheff noted.

Many of the drugs (like AZT and its analogues) that were used in the experiments on the AIDS orphans in New York City had previously been approved for use in adults and “evidenced life-threatening and fatal toxicities,” Scheff reported. “So why put a drug with severe recorded toxicities into a population of black and Hispanic orphans?”

Scheff noted: “Incarnation’s orphans live at the bottom of the American class system. Often the children of drug users, they were born into ill health and poverty. Additionally (and like all AIDS patients), these children were, because of their HIV status, written off as a loss by the medical authority, before they even got a chance to live.”

Why wasn’t Fauci’s NIH interested in competitive AIDS research?

“That’s the billion-dollar question,” Scheff noted. “That is, if inexpensive micronutrients and competitive disease and treatment models prove more successful than the current research, it will represent a loss of billions for the AIDS drug and research industry.”

Source: World Tribune

An open letter to the Quaker Meeting Houses of Baltimore

You cannot be human if you would allow someone to freeze to death on a sidewalk.

In the last few weeks I have noticed a new crop of homeless people. In August the moratorium on evictions due to Covid ended. These are not the traditional homeless, they are not drug addicts or schizophrenics. They appear to have had jobs until the shutdown. In many cases they are young and obviously lacking in any survival skills, having been brought up to rely upon the Corporate system to provide everything. I noticed a young black couple with a dog and a space heater plugged into the wall of the building, and their comforter pulled up around them.

This causes me such a pain in my heart that if I don’t speak out now, I will have to relinquish my claim to being human as well.

Baltimore houses of worship are closed, or many of them are. Let them open their doors and take in the homeless. This is what my heart demands. This is the voice of the God of Love speaking through my heart.

This is an emergency solution, but let them find shelter in the Meeting House, temporarily, until they can be established in a more suitable location.

I have been reading about how my Quaker ancestors came to America 150 years ago. English Quakers found out about the plight of Norwegian sailors imprisoned by the British during the Napoleonic Wars. Wilson Birkbeck and William Allen brought aid on behalf of the London Quakers. They found as many as seven hundred men on a ship, kept between decks with insufficient food and clothing. These prisoners had no occupation or contact with the outside world. Quakers started visiting, and about 30 prisoners were won over to the Quakers and held worship services with them. 


— Tjossem, Quaker Sloopers, p. 4.