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The National Institute of Health’s outgoing director says he ignored calls to ax Dr. Anthony Fauci and was confronted by Donald Trump for defying a request to endorse hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 remedy.
In a preview of his CBS New interview, set to air Sunday, retiring NIH boss Dr. Francis Collins said he was pressured by the former president to endorse the malaria drug. 
‘And I got into a difficult place and got a bit of a talking-to by the president, but I stuck my ground,’ he said.
He said he would have resigned before acquiescing to such a request. 
‘I was not going to compromise scientific principles just to hold onto the job,’ Collins told interview Rita Braver.

Retiring NIH boss Dr. Francis Collins said during an interview with CBS News that he was pressured by the former president to endorse hydroxychloroquine

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“I was not going to compromise scientific principles to just hold onto to the job.”
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins tells Rita Braver he stood up to pressure from former President Trump to endorse disproven COVID-19 treatments like hydroxychloroquine pic.twitter.com/Jd5P1tq3Zp
— CBS Sunday Morning  (@CBSSunday) December 16, 2021
Trump previously touted the drug as a potential miracle treatment, claiming in March 2020 that he was taking it to prevent catching the virus, rather than treating it. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 in October 2020 and was not treated with it. 
Researchers in July found hydroxychloroquine did nothing to help COVID-19 patients recover. 
During his time at the institute, Collins was also under pressure to fire Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
‘Can you imagine a circumstance where the director of the NIH, somebody who believes in science, would submit to political pressures to fire the greatest expert  in infectious diseases the world has known just to satisfy political concerns?’ Collins said.
A segment of the population has been critical of Fauci, accusing him of overblowing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, despite the fact it has killed more than 800,000 Americans and sickened countless others.
Despite the battles he’s faced, Collins said he has intentionally tried to keep out of partisan politics.
‘It’s really not a place where medical research belongs,’ he said. 
Collins, 71, said in October that he is stepping down by the end of the year amid a greater polarization of science.

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During his time at the institute, Collins was also under pressure to fire Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, and revealed he got a talking to from Trump over hydroxychloroquine

‘Every issue, the polarization gets deeper and deeper,’ Collins told the Washington Post, ‘the tribes have formed their views, and it’s very hard to see how we step back from that.’
Collins has led the research center for 12 years and became a prominent source of public information during the coronavirus pandemic. He announced his decision to step down in a tweet. 
‘It’s been a privilege and honor to serve as NIH Director for over 12 years,’ he wrote. ‘However, I believe no person should hold this position for too long. So with deep gratitude to this great agency and the people who carry out it’s mission, I’ve decided to step down.’
He added in the interview with the Washington Post: ‘There comes a time where an institution like NIH really benefits from new vision, new leadership. This was the right timing.’
 He bid his colleagues farewell by reprising his bizarre COVID-themed version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow called ‘Somewhere Past the Pandemic,’ all while the Omicron variant surges across the US.
He picked up a guitar on Tuesday and began singing about hopeful times after the pandemic in what critics have called a ‘cringe’ performance. 
‘Somewhere past the pandemic, when we’re free, there’s a life I remember, full of activity,’ Collins sang in his parody that he first performed on November. 
‘Somewhere past the pandemic, no quarantine, we’ll all stay well and healthy, thanks to a safe vaccine.’ 
Collins performance came on the same day the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted that US COVID-19 deaths will soar by 73 per cent to 15,600 a week by January 8, and that cases will rocket to 1.3 million a week by Christmas Day.

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Collins  picked up a guitar on Tuesday and began singing his bizarre COVID-themed version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Collins appears fond of the song, which he previously played for the American Academy of Arts & Sciences last month. 
‘The intensity of seeking answers for a myriad of unsolved human ills can be exhausting, especially amid a global pandemic,’ Collins told the Academy. 
‘At times, we all need a way to unwind, smile, and bond with each other. Music has the ability to help us do that!’ 
In the song, Collins sings ‘Thank God the shots came very fast, so all my fears are now behind me… Masks off finally!’ 
‘Thank God science and people have brought the pandemic’s end.’  
Collin’s performance gained backlash on social media as many claim it to be tone deaf amid the growing COVID crisis. 
Conservative podcaster Benny Johnson tweeted, ‘How is this real,’ as he questioned the bizarre performance. 
A Twitter user with the handle Giazillashow wrote, ‘Geez. I legit have second hand embarrassment from this little concert.’ 
Another Twitter user with the name Sabrina was much more critical, tweeting, ‘The U.S. science administrations & government have completely lost their minds.’ 
 

 

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