During a COVID-19 Senate hearing, Senator Rand Paul gets a little testy with Dr. Fauci.
Fauci is famously known for claiming that masks do NOTHING prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and then flipping his stance later on.
Rand Paul wasn’t messing around, and decided to call out Fauci for the flip flop of his opinion that he ‘bases’ on scientific research.
Dr. Fauci said in his statements that the natural immune system and vaccines do NOT protect people from variants of COVID-19 which set the Senator off.
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Rand Paul voiced his frustration against the disease expert after he claimed that masks might be around for YEARS to come.
In his reference, the Senator cited a study that found ZERO symptomatic reinfections and natural infection to the disease would prevent many people from being severely infected by COVID-19 for plenty of years in the future.
Here’s what they said:
“You’re telling everybody to wear a mask whether they’ve had infection or had a vaccine. What I’m saying is they have immunity and everybody agrees they have immunity,” the Senator told Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“What studies do you have that people who have had the vaccine or had infection are spreading the infection? If we’re not spreading the infection isn’t it just theater? You’ve had the vaccine and you’re wearing 2 masks isn’t that theater?” Rand Paul continued to say.
“Here we go again with the theater, let’s get down to the facts,” Fauci retorted as he began his rebuttal.
“When you talk about reinfection and you don’t keep in the concept of variants, that’s an entirely different ballgame. That’s a good reason for a mask,” Fauci stated.
“I agree with you that you very likely would have protection from wild-type for at least six months,” Fauci said attempting to find some middle ground.
Paul quickly clapped back but not without Fauci’s response.
“You’re not hearing what I’m saying about variants. We’re talking about wild type versus variants,” Fauci said.
INCOMING: This is the part of the discourse where Rand Paul lets Fauci HAVE IT.
“What study has found reinfection with severe symptoms with variants? You’re making policy based on conjecture … You’ve been vaccinated and you parade around in two masks for show … You’re defying everything we know about immunity by telling people to wear a mask that have been vaccinated … You want to get rid of vaccine hesitancy? Tell them they can quit wearing their mask after they get a vaccine … instead of telling them the nanny state’s going to be there for three more years and you’ve got to wear a mask forever. People don’t want to hear it and there’s no science behind it … If you have immunity you’re wearing a mask to give comfort to others. You’re not wearing a mask because of any science.”
SHEESH. I’d hate to be Fauci…
If you didn’t want to read everything here’s the footage to watch:
Sen. @RandPaul: "If we're not spreading the infection, isn't it just theater? You have the vaccine and you're wearing two masks, isn't that theater?
Dr. Anthony Fauci: "Here we go again with the theater. Let's get down to the facts."
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 18, 2021
Twitter ATE IT UP! Here’s their reactions below:
Rand Paul called Fauci out on his bullshit and i absolutely loved it.
— Trump's Black Grandson (@MrMichaelBurkes) March 18, 2021
Rand Paul just exploded on Dr. Fauci over the "need" for wearing masks after you've been vaccinated pic.twitter.com/OZproppExf
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 18, 2021
Dear Rand Paul's Neighbor,
We get it.
We totally get it.
The only request we have…lean into it a little more next time.
A Grateful Nation https://t.co/96W5TmakJS
— YS (@NYinLA2121) March 18, 2021
Rand Paul wrecking Dr. Fauci today. https://t.co/QWzgSPTAvI
— Lisa (@Rockprincess818) March 18, 2021
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