Biden Claims He Spoke To Insulin Inventor. There’s Just One Problem. | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Virginia Kruta.

    President Joe Biden claimed on Tuesday that he spoke with the doctor who invented insulin - a doctor who was so selfless that he refused to patent the drug and profit from its use - but Dr. Frederick Banting died nearly two years before the president was born.

    President Biden spoke about what his administration had been doing to lower health care costs for American families, touting his efforts to specifically bring down the cost to consumers for prescription drugs like insulin - and he claimed to have spoken with the doctor who invented it.

    WATCH:


    "How many of you know somebody with diabetes? Needs insulin?" Biden asked as he paced back and forth behind the lectern. "Well, guess what? And ... when we ... when Debbie and I passed this law, it included everybody - not just seniors."

    "And so, what happened was, we said okay, you know how much it costs to make that insulin drug for diabetes? Cost," Biden continued. "It was invented by a man who did not patent it because he wanted it available for everyone. I spoke to him, okay?"

    But Dr. Frederick Banting, who was one of the doctors who discovered insulin in 1921 - refused to put his name on the patent - passed away in February of 1941. Joe Biden was not even born until November of 1942 - some 21 months later.

    Banting received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 1923 following his discovery. His assistant, Dr. Charles Best, was a medical student at the time and assisted with the discovery. He did put his name on the patent, along with Dr. James Bertram Collip, who helped refine it, but the two sold the patent to the University of Toronto for $1.

    All three believed that it would not be ethical for them to take profits from something that could potentially save thousands or even millions of lives.

    Physiologist John MacLeod, who also chose not to be named on the patent, played a role in the discovery, but had passed away in 1935. While both Drs. Collip and Best were still living after Biden was born, he ruled them out as the ones he spoke to because they did ultimately put their names on the patent.

poll#145
After one full year of the Biden /Harris Administration: Does Joe Biden have the intellectual capacity, and, or the energy to lead the United States of America through the mess that he predominately created ... in just one year?
  Yes
  No
  Unsure
941 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#161
Considering what is being reported as the most divisive presidential speech - September 1, 2022 - in modern American history, where over 74,000,000 people, many of whom are OUR greatest patriots, were named as fascists by inference or otherwise: Is Joe Biden clearly capable of governing all of the American People to the betterment of this Representative Republic?
  Yes, it is important that Haters are named.
  No, Joe Biden cannot accept criticism when the real truth is his cruelest taskmaster.
  I have no idea what is going on because I only consume Democratic Socialist Media.
600 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#162
In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
  Racism within our society
  Sex realignment to the detriment of our society.
  Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Policy for the Demographic Upheaval of OUR Constitutional Republic
  Rampant Crime in Democratic controlled cities, and the possible contagion elsewhere
  Covid Pandemic, and its mishandling at the political, and bureaucratic levels.
  The unresolved questions /allegation regarding the flawed 2020 General Election
  January 6th Riot or "Armed Insurrection", depending upon patriotic perspective
  Joe Biden as Divisive Leader; Ineffective and Corrupt Executive
  Failed Education Industry, from an overall perspective, regarding all levels of education.
  Propagandistic Media in complete conflict with the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Speech, and the awesome responsibility of a Free Press..
  "Orangeman Bad!"
  Bureaucracy rushing to a behemoth size, its unjustified expense, and far too often overreach.
  The Weaponized Deep State for political purposes
  A secular ambivalence to all that is real.
  Record number of overdose deaths from opioids and now Fentanyl
  Biden Administration's disastrous Foreign Policy
  Bidenflation /supply chain failure inevitably evolving into stagflation and recession.
  "Ultra MAGA Extremists" freely speaking louder AND LOUDER!
780 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back


Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )




The 217th Anniversary of the First Vote in the American West Daily Wire, America's First Idiot President, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics CVS, Walmart, Walgreens Agree To $13.8 Billion Opioid Settlement: Report


HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Americans are still feeling the pinch at the grocery store even with inflation slightly decreasing, and prices will likely still be high in 2023.
Netflix announced they have acquired the rights to tell the tragic story of Tyre Nichols' death at the hands of 5 black police officers. Leadership at the streaming giant confirmed the police officers will be portrayed by white actors.
Tesla reported record financial performance that exceeded expectations despite concern over the recent purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk, the electric automaker’s chief executive.
It’s been well-documented that government-forced school shutdowns during the pandemic have contributed to learning loss among students.
A federal judge blocked a California law that allowed the state to punish doctors who shared alleged “misinformation” about COVID.

HbAD1

Good people everywhere want to see Ukraine defend itself against the brutal Russian invasion, but if the real goal of U.S. foreign policy is to oust Vladimir Putin, let’s hope the diplomats and spies have thought things through.

HbAD2

A national watchdog group lists U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning of North Carolina’s 6th congressional district as one of the top ethics violators in 2022.

HbAD3

 
Back to Top