Fox News – Sen. Rand Paul, M.D., accused the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, of “glossing over the science” when it comes to whether or not people who have already had the coronavirus should still have to wear masks.
“We have over 11 million people in our country who have already had COVID, we should tell them to celebrate,” Paul told Martha MacCallum Thursday night. “We should tell them to throw away their masks go to restaurants, live again – because these people are now immune.”
Paul’s comments, however, are contradictory to what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have advised, and, according to the top national health public institute, even people who have had the coronavirus can be susceptible to reinfection – which means they could infect others if they fall ill again.
“At this time, whether you have had COVID-19 or not, the best ways to prevent infection are to wear a mask in public places, stay at least 6 feet away from other people, frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and avoid crowds and confined spaces,” advises the CDC.
Paul went after Fauci, who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, for being overly cautious and not respecting personal liberties.
“Dr. Fauci doesn’t want to admit to any of that. Dr. Fauci is like ‘oh woe is me’,” Paul said. “Until the election occurs and now maybe he’ll be changing his attitude.”
Paul alluded to a clip showed to him of Fauci shortly before Nov. 3, explaining that “normal life” will likely not return until the end of 2021 … Read more.