On Thursday, Senator Rand Paul asked Fauci, “From 2010 to 2016, 27,000 royalty payments were paid to 1,800 NIH employees. We know that not because you told us but because we forced you to tell us through the Freedom of Information Act. Over $119 million dollars was given to these 18 employees. Can you tell me that you have not received a royalty from any entity that you ever oversaw in the distribution of money in research grants?… Have any of them ever received money from people who make vaccines?”
Fauci refused to answer the question and then responded by citing convenient government regulations that protect scientists from disclosing royalties.