Why are medical experts so pessimistic about a virus with a 90+ percent survival?
During a congressional hearing, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) destroyed Dr. Anthony Fauci, the semi-official coronavirus czar, over the lack of evidence on post-vaccination mask-wearing.
The Kentucky GOP member mentioned medical studies and the NY Times to make his argument. He noted how rare it is that people could be infected with COVID twice. Only five cases out of 30 million have been verified as re-infection.
The point the Senator was making is that since we know those who’ve got immunity from infection won’t get the virus. Why do those people need to keep wearing masks until 2022?
.@RandPaul evicerates Dr. Fauci over the “theater” of requiring Americans already immune from Covid to continue wearing masks.
Fauci’s ultimate rebuttal: “I totally disagree with you” pic.twitter.com/Ea0utSRUAb
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 18, 2021
ICYMI today I questioned Dr. Fauci in the HELP hearing on covid.
"What proof is there that there are significant reinfections with hospitalizations and death from the variants?
None in our country. Zero…
You're making a policy based on conjecture!" pic.twitter.com/ouzgN7v2Ds
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 18, 2021
Fauci tried to switch up by saying they were only talking about those people who never had the virus, but Senator Paul mentions his direct advice being that everyone should keep wearing masks, including those with immunity from previous infection.
What studies can you cite that show people with immunity are spreading the disease? Is this not just theater? That got under Fauci’s skin for sure.
Paul correctly makes the argument that saying ‘get the vaccine but keep wearing masks’ is the reason so many people are hesitant to get the vaccine. There must be clarity. There is no proof behind masks being needed after immunity.