Kentcuky Senator Rand Paul has never been shy about speaking his mind, and that trait has put a target on his back time and time again.
Now, in the face of a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with a number of state and local officials mandating both the wearing of face masks and a number of strict lockdowns, Paul is standing up and standing against these arbitrary decisions.
Paul highlighted Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci’s ongoing advocacy for mask-wearing as a protective measure for public health.take our poll - story continues below
“If Fauci has his way, you’ll never give up on the mask,” warned Paul. “It’s all about submission. They want you to submit to their will, whether there’s any science. In fact, like on schools, I’ve been telling Fauci for six months, the evidence is that if you open schools, you will not get a surge. The whole world accepts it, except for Dr. Fauci. He finally accepted it last week, six months after I started showing him the evidence.”
And that wasn’t the only stern statement that the Senator had for the outlet.
“The trajectory of the virus hasn’t been altered at all by any of these things. I think the vaccine will, and this is why I really despise people like the CNN Doctor [Sanjay] Gupta, who I think is committing television malpractice by saying, ‘Oh, your mask is a much better thing than the vaccine.’ Well, no, it isn’t. The masks aren’t working at all. The thing’s going through the roof and people are dying. Why would you want to discourage someone from taking a vaccine and say, ‘Oh wear the mask.’?
“And the masks are different, too. The N95 mask actually does work to a certain extent, if worn properly and used [with] sterile technique. In the hospital, our doctors — I have a brother and sister who are doctors, they wear the N95 mask, and it’s kept them from getting infected — but there’s no value to the cloth mask, at all.
“It’s like wearing your underwear. You might as well cut your underwear up and wear your underwear as protection. It doesn’t work.”
Paul also referred to an apparent lack of evidence in the decisions being made regarding restaurant closures as well, which has been a major component to the economic devastation that we’re seeing today.
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