Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) went on “Fox & Friends” on Friday to say discuss his fiery exchange from the day before with “government worrywart” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical advisor. We reported that on Thursday, Paul and Fauci had it out it about the purpose of making people wear masks even after they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19.
In his interview, Paul pointed out that there is “no science” showing that someone who is vaccinated can still get coronavirus. He then defied the left by saying that there is “not a great deal of evidence” that mask mandates or economic lockdown did anything to help with slowing the spread of COVID-19.
“I think it depends on the risk factors,” Paul said when asked about how efficient masks are for unvaccinated people. “If they’re a kid, the risk factor of getting this and dying from this is virtually zero, and so I’m not a big fan of having kids wear masks. I think it’s to each his own. If you want to send your kid to a school, if they say wear a mask, do it. If you want to send your kid to a private school, and they don’t wear a mask, I think that’s also fine. I think the risk factors are things that individuals in a free society should decide for themselves.”
“If you look at all the mask mandates throughout the country, when we instituted the mask mandates, the incidence of the disease went up, particularly in December and January. As we went up exponentially, as a rise in infections occurred, everybody was wearing masks,” he continued. “So, there’s not a great deal of evidence that mask mandates or economic lockdowns have changed the trajectory. The only thing that’s changing the trajectory is the vaccine. So, that’s why I don’t think people should be tricked into thinking the mask is the answer. The vaccine actually is the answer, but the mask really isn’t an answer. We’ve had rampant infection with everybody wearing masks.”
Check out his full interview for yourself below.
This piece was written by James Samson on March 20, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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