How Many People Did NIH Director Francis Collins Kill?
ARONCZYK: People of color were disproportionately getting sick and dying from COVID. And at this point in time, Dr. Collins is overseeing the pharma companies that are in phase 3, that are recruiting tens of thousands of people to try out the shots. And he looks at who Moderna has been signing up.
COLLINS: They felt this enormous pressure to recruit quickly ’cause it’s a public health crisis, and people are dying. And if you’re trying to recruit quickly, you recruit the people who are most likely to say yes. And that tends to be white people, especially young, healthy white people.
ARONCZYK: Dr. Collins goes to Moderna’s executive team, and he’s like, what are you going to do about this? And he says that their response was less than satisfying.
COLLINS: I mean, it was hand-waving.
COLLINS: And this is where I got fairly directive.
COLLINS: And I made a little speech about, OK, if that’s the strategy y
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