Dr Anthony Fauci has highlighted a black doctor who worked with Moderna on their coronavirus vaccine in an attempt to reassure African Americans that the procedure is safe.
But it has been revealed that Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett is also famed for her wild conspiracy theories, claiming early this year that coronavirus was a ‘genocide’ against black people and that doctors would allow African American patients to die.
Corbett, or ‘Kizzy’ as she prefers to be known on social media, is the National Institute of Health’s lead scientist for coronavirus vaccine research and was part of the team who worked with biotechnology company Moderna on one of the two mRNA vaccines that is expected to receive authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration later this month.
Her unprofessional social media posts were publicized on Fox News in April. Soon afterwards, Dr Corbett switched her account to private, although is has now been made public once again.
In tweets, Dr Corbett appeared contemptuous of the White House Coronavirus Task force and suggested that it was ‘largely people (white men) Trump appointed to their positions as directors of blah blah institute’.
She theorized that they were ‘indebted to serve Trump, NOT the people’.
When she received pushback on her post, the immunologist insisted she wasn’t dismissing white men, but rather the ‘system that they curated’.
Corbett, who is 34 years old, has been described as a ‘superstar scientist’.
She has appeared on CNN and was praised by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for ‘leading the charge’ in developing a coronavirus vaccine.
‘The world owes you and your team a debt of gratitude,’ Harris cooed.
On Tuesday Dr. Fauci spoke at an event hosted by the National Urban League.
He said it was important to acknowledge the US history of racism in medical research and understood how it has fostered mistrust among some black people.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, James Gordon