Tony’s Virus: Chapter 3: The Rise of Supreme Leader Tony

September 15, 2020- Chapter 2 of Steven E. Greer, MD’s book “Tony’s Virus

Tony Fauci, MD, was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 24th, 1940. Pearl Harbor had not happened and the U.S. was not fighting in WW2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president. A loaf of bread was ten cents and a car cost $800. Most forms of modern surgery and medicine had not yet been invented.

His father was Stephen Fauci, Sicilian and Catholic, and his mother was Eugenia Abys, Jewish of Swiss descent. His parents ran a pharmacy. “The Faucis ran a neighborhood pharmacy at 13th Avenue and 83rd Street and lived in an apartment above. The whole family helped out in the business — his dad working in the back of the pharmacy while his mother and sister operated the register. Tony delivered prescriptions from the time he was old enough to ride a bike.

He was raised in a Catholic tradition, receiving his first communion at age 7 and confirmation at age 12. Strong family relationships were an important part of Tony’s upbringing.”[1]

When asked about his upbringing for interviews, Tony often references his high school days as an athlete. “In the 1950s Bensonhurst was a working-class Brooklyn neighborhood for Italians and Jews. You just didn’t talk about your academic achievements. Tony became streetwise, which later would serve him well.

He was a strong athlete, playing basketball from fall to spring and baseball from spring to fall at Dyker Heights Park. Tony rooted for the New York Yankees, and his early heroes included Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. This made him something of an outcast among his friends, who were Brooklyn Dodger fans.” Id.

Therefore, it must have been the disappointment of a lifetime when he badly botched the first pitch at the Washington Nationals baseball game in 2020, throwing the ball into the ground 30-degrees to the left of target. He was later seen in the stands violating his own social-distancing recommendations by sitting next to two people with his mask below his chin.

In 1962, Tony Fauci entered medical school at Cornell where he reportedly finished first in his class.[2] “In 1966, during the Vietnam War, he was called to serve. He left New York City for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to join what was affectionately called the “Yellow Berets”. He served his military obligation in the Public Health Service at NIH.

From 1970 to 1971 he left the NIH to serve as Chief Resident at the New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. Tony Fauci returned to NIH in July 1971 as a Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation and rapidly passed his clinical board examinations in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and allergy/immunology, with top scores. He then began his extensive and uninterrupted career in public service, serving continuously in the government.”[3]

The text above is from a glowing article that quoted a speech introducing Fauci during an awards banquet. By this time, Fauci was a very powerful man in academic medicine, controlling the purse strings for billions of dollars in NIH grants. The words sound much like what a subservient general in the North Korean army would say about their Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un.

In 1981, Tony’s big career break came at the cost of millions of gay men suffering from a mystery illness later to be defined as AIDS. His lab discovered some key elements of the virus. In 1984, he became director of NIAID. He still holds that position 36-years later at age 80.

Note that Fauci is neither an epidemiologist nor mathematician. He was a cellular biologist many decades ago and has been a paper-pushing bureaucrat ever since. The importance of this will be explained shortly.

Tony Fauci also has no experience in policymaking or leadership outside of the NIH where he has worked his entire adult career. He has never been elected to anything. He has never worked outside of the federal government, which arguably makes him the least qualified person to be issuing calming leaderly advice to the world.

However, within the DC Bubble, Tony had been anointed long ago as the Czar of Viruses. Then, to the rest of the world, he was promoted in March of 2020 to “Supreme Leader Tony” status by the mainstream media thanks to his open disdain for the Evil Orange Man.

It was Tony Almighty’s off-the-cuff comments during the March congressional hearings that set off the global pandemic of fear. As previously mentioned in Chapter 2, his unsupported doomsaying related to the dangers of fans in sporting arenas led to nations around the world issuing edicts closing businesses that interacted with the public.

He got away with it unchallenged. What next could he do?

Supreme Leader Tony began to mock President Trump behind his back during the daily press conferences. He intentionally struck poses with crossed arms and rubbed his forehead in disgust, and he got away with it. Then, realizing that he had the full support of the StopTrump media behind him, Tony began to flagrantly contradict his own previous comments and not be discredited.

Was he in fact the most powerful man in the world rather than the president? Was he the tail wagging the dog?

On March 29th, during another rogue interview (he knew that the White House dared not stop him for fear of looking like they were muzzling the Virus Czar and covering up the truth), Tony told CNN that there could be up to 200,000 deaths in the United Sates from the Wuhan virus.[4] However, he had lowered his guess down from his initial wildly irresponsible estimate of 1 to 2 million, which was based on bogus models from the UK, as will be explained.

Tony’s crying fire in a theater caused the president to extend the initial 15-day social distancing policy for another month, until the end of April. That led to states issuing their own orders of business closures and house arrest for much of the rest of the year.

Tony Fauci was clearly bluffing, pretending to base his estimates on some black-box mystery model, and this author was the first to say so publicly in an essay[5] and on New York radio.[6] I have experience at making predictive financial models for Wall Street and knew that Fauci could not possibly have a grasp of the variables needed to make an estimate on the outbreak. We did not even know the death rate from the virus at the time. Also, importantly, he has no training whatsoever in epidemiology, math, or modeling. He was, at the time, a 79-year-old career Deep State employee and former cell biologist three decades ago.

Via email, this author’s Fauci interview went as such, “Dr. Fauci, I will be on national radio tomorrow. I need to know more about the methods you used to project 200,000 deaths. It is not enough to say that some magical black box formula predicts this. What are your assumptions and driving variables? Thank you.”

Fauci replied by dodging my question and punting to Dr. Birx instead, “Dr. Greer: Dr. Birx has been utilizing a number of models including from Imperial College (London) and Chris Murray from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle. The models indicate that there could be 100,000 to 200,000 deaths in the USA. Please remember, as I am sure you are aware, models are only as good as the assumptions that you put into the models. And so, the number that I gave was not a prediction, but a number based on models. Dr Birx did the detailed analyses. Thanks. Best regards, Tony”

I replied, “Dr. Fauci, This does not answer my question. It reiterates the estimates you spoke about. I am asking you to explain how you derived these outlandish estimates of 200,000 deaths and shed light onto the magical black box you all are using. I am modeling this too. I am an excellent forecaster, having done it on Wall Street. I get 30,000 deaths, worst case scenario, if 40 Million are tested and we have a 5% positive rate. Is this your final non-answer; to dodge the question?

Also, I am going out on a limb here and assuming you have not stepped foot in New York for a long time. How then do you know why the Third-World hospitals in Queens are having such high death rates? Have you considered incompetency?” Tony Fauci stopped replying at this point.

Then, the actual death counts in May and June were looking to be a factor ten lower than the Imperial College model he relied upon. So, Birx and Fauci spun it as a victory explaining that “millions of lives were saved” by the lockdowns, and why not? They have gotten away with saying anything and not being checked by the media.

However, that model was made by one very unreliable man, “Professor Neil Ferguson, who led the COVID-19 modeling team at Imperial College in London, resigned May 5 from his government advisory role after breaking the very same British lockdown rules that he had a role in influencing. Ferguson led the Imperial College team that designed the computer model that, among others, had been used to justify the recent stay-at-home orders in England as well as in the United States. We now know the model was so highly flawed it never should have been relied upon for policy decisions to begin with.”[7]


The CATO Institute reported on the Ferguson models, “When it came to dealing with an unexpected surge in infections and deaths from SARS‐​CoV‐​2 (the virus causing COVID-19 symptoms), federal and state policymakers understandably sought guidance from competing epidemiological computer models. On March 16, a 20‐​page report from Neil Ferguson’s team at Imperial College London quickly gathered enormous attention by producing enormous death estimates. Dr. Ferguson had previously publicized almost equally sensational death estimates from mad cow disease, bird flu and swine flu.

This worst‐​case simulation came up with 2.2 million deaths by simply assuming that 81% of the population gets infected ­–268 million people– and that 0.9% of them die. It did not assume health systems would have to be overwhelmed to result in so many deaths, though it did make that prediction.

Neither the high infection rate nor the high fatality rate holds up under scrutiny.

The key premise of 81% of the population being infected should have raised more alarms than it did. Even the deadly “Spanish Flu” (H1N1) pandemic of 1918–19 infected no more than 28% of the U.S. population. The next H1N1 “Swine Flu” pandemic in 2009-10, infected 20-24% of Americans.”[8]

Regarding the Chris Murray modeling often cited on TV screens in the West Wing by Scarf-Woman, “One analysis of the IHME model found that its next-day death predictions for each state were outside its 95 percent confidence interval 70 percent of the time — meaning the actual death numbers fell outside the range it projected 70 percent of the time. That’s not great! (A recent revision by IHME fixed that issue.)

This track record has led some experts to criticize the model. “It’s not a model that most of us in the infectious disease epidemiology field think is well suited” to making projections about Covid-19, Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch.” [9], [10]


Fauci then told the media, “You can’t really rely on models.[11] But like a broken clock that is correct twice a day, Fauci’s predictions based on those discredited models now seem to have been prescient as the “death count” in the U.S. reached 200,000 by September.

Wait. Not so fast. It turns out that states and hospitals are massively overdiagnosing “COVID-19” as the cause of death because the government pays them to do so, among other reasons. The government guidelines allow them to stated COVID as the death even without a test as verification. “Presumed” COVID is all that is required. Crime pays.

Minnesota State Senator Scott Jensen, MD said, “Hospital administrators might well want to see COVID-19 attached to a discharge summary or a death certificate. Why? Because if it’s a straightforward, garden-variety pneumonia that a person is admitted to the hospital for – if they’re Medicare – typically, the diagnosis-related group lump sum payment would be $5,000. But if it’s COVID-19 pneumonia, then it’s $13,000, and if that COVID-19 pneumonia patient ends up on a ventilator, it goes up to $39,000.”[12]

So, once again, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created a financial incentive that led to poor outcomes and harm (In a subsequent chapter, reforms needed to the entire HHS are detailed.). Also, is that why patients in New York hospitals controlled by Governor Cuomo were placing terminally ill patients on ventilators and then not properly monitoring them (to be detailed later)?

Subsequent chapters will detail further how audits have proven that state reporting of COVID-19 deaths have been inflated by 100-time. For example, in Collin County Texas, 4,600 were corrected down to 100 deaths from COVID. The county posted on their COVID website,

“Notice: Collin County is providing COVID-19 numbers and data as a convenience to our residents. However, Department of State Health Services (DSHS) officials have acknowledged that the active case count for Collin County is significantly overstated. We advise residents that Collin County lacks confidence in the data currently being provided to us. DSHS officials have agreed to immediately redirect resources to correct the issue, but have not provided a timeline on when their reports will be corrected.”[13]

Back to Supreme Leader Tony, only many months later did the Wizard of Oz curtain start to slowly pull apart and expose the fraud behind it, Tony Fauci, but the damage was already done. The American healthcare system for most forms of routine care had been closed off to the public causing unknown deaths from misdiagnosed cancers, untreated dementia in nursing homes, etc. Many businesses were destroyed. Millions were put of work. Mental illness skyrocketed causing deaths from suicide and overdoses. Domestic violence increased,[14] and students were withheld the vital in-person school sessions that young brains need.

Many might believe that Supreme Leader Fauci was benevolently overreacting to err on the side of caution in order to save lives. However, the evidence is to the contrary. Lockdowns caused unfathomable harm.

Led by Tony, the U.S. and most of the rest of the world did the exact opposite of what should have been done. The vulnerable were left out of needed quarantine while the rest of the population was needlessly quarantined. They violated the first principle of epidemiology.

[1] Gallin J. “Introduction of Anthony S. Fauci, MD: 2007 Association of American Physicians George M. Kober Medal” J Clin Invest. 2007 Oct 1; 117(10): 3131–3135

[2] This claim has not been confirmed. Tony Fauci ignored our interview requests.

[3] Gallin J. “Introduction of Anthony S. Fauci, MD: 2007 Association of American Physicians George M. Kober Medal” J Clin Invest. 2007 Oct 1; 117(10): 3131–3135


[5] Greer SE. “Tony Fauci is purely guessing when he estimates up to 200,000 people could die” April 1, 2020

[6] Piscopo J, Greer SE. “Joe Piscopo discusses the Wuhan virus with Steven E. Greer, MD- April 2, 2020” April 2, 2020

[7] Kevin Dayaratna, Ph.D. “Failures of an Influential COVID-19 Model Used to Justify Lockdowns” The Heritage Foundation website

. May 18, 2020

[8] Reynolds A. “How One Model Simulated 2.2 Million U.S. Deaths from COVID-19” CATO website. April 21, 2020.

[9] Begley S. “Influential Covid-19 model uses flawed methods and shouldn’t guide U.S. policies, critics say” STAT website. April 17, 2020

[10] Piper K. “This coronavirus model keeps being wrong. Why are we still listening to it?” Vox website. May 2, 2020

[11] Hoft J. “WOW! Dr. Fauci Now Says, “You Can’t Really Rely Upon Models” …WTH? Gateway Pundit website. April 3, 2020.

[12] Rogers M. “Fact check: Hospitals get paid more if patients listed as COVID-19, on ventilators” USA Today website. April 24, 2020

[13] Collin County, Texas website. August 24, 2020

[14] Evans M, et al. “A Pandemic within a Pandemic — Intimate Partner Violence during Covid-19” NEJM media release website. September 16, 2020

[15] Greer SE. “Joe Piscopo interviews Steven E. Greer, MD: 9-17-2020” September 17, 2020

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