Watch as Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky goes after Dr. Fauci for fearmongering, suggesting that Fauci be taken off of television for scaring too many people unnecessarily:
Read the entire transcript, it is very enlightening and Sen. Paul makes some very, very good points:
CAVUTO: “Governor Whitmer has said to address a spike in cases there, so recommends against indoor dining, outdoor sports for youths, et cetera, what do you think of that reaction?”
PAUL: “Well, it doesn’t obey the science. There is no scientific evidence that the lockdowns in Michigan have done anything, or in California. In fact the daily incidents of the disease in the last two months has been about almost 1 1/2 times greater in California than it has been in Florida. The death rate is lower in Florida. So there is no real correlation between economic lockdowns, mask mandates or any of this.
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It is not correlated with the incidents of the disease. And so we should be scientific but we shouldn’t let politics overrule the science. The politics of mask-wearing and mandates has so overwhelmed science, when you look at the science objectively there is no real evidence that anything other than the vaccine has actually changed the trajectory. The trajectory has changed dramatically as we’ve got people vaccinated. So I think it’s actually television malpractice for these TV doctors to come in and say, ‘Oh, the mask is so much more important than the vaccine, it’s so much more of an immediate benefit.’ No it’s not.
Most people who’re getting the disease have been wearing masks. The vaccine works. Almost nobody that’s been vaccinated has been hospitalized or died, almost no one. I mean, this is a great and tremendous breakthrough. And the other good news is, most people over 75, I think about 2/3 of people over 75 have been vaccinated in the country. I think it’s over age 65 it’s about 60 to 65% have been vaccinated.
I mean we’re doing a great job, and the young people, a lot of them have gotten it are building up our resistance naturally, and the young people really aren’t at risk from this disease as it stands.”
CAVUTO: “You know there is a back and forth on this how — how effective and for how long these vaccines are, senator, depending who you talk to. And there is really not much of a time frame to look at these, but at the least we’re told that it will offer protection for six months, which is about the time over which these vaccines became available.
So maybe it will last a year or more. Others say it’s a good time to advocate for yearly shots for this sort of thing, much as we have for the common flu. How do you feel about that?”
PAUL: “Well, the thing is some vaccines like smallpox confer immunity lifelong. Some infections like the Spanish Flu, the influenza that was gotten in 1918 they found people with immunity 90 years later. So there are people who have lifelong immunity to it. With SARS, which is another Coronavirus that came around in about 2004 they found those people still have immunity, you know, 15, 17 years later. So there is a great deal of evidence that you will still have immunity.
Now immunity doesn’t have to be perfect to be protective. It could be that possibly someone who’s had Covid like myself could they be reinfected — there are very small numbers of it. But guess what, almost none of them are really getting sick. You’re not — you’re reading stories of, ‘Oh, my goodness, thousands of people have been reinfected and they’re hospitalized and they’re dying,’ those stories don’t exist.
You will read about a random very rare person getting reinfected or getting infected when they have been vaccinated. But the good news is, is that even if you’ve got infected from Covid after you’ve been vaccinated you have some immunity, a partial immunity, and it lessen the degree or significance of the disease. Almost everything out there is good news.
This is why I so much think Dr. Fauci should be voluntarily removed from TV because what he says is such a disservice and such fear-mongering, and almost all of what he says isn’t even matched by the science of his own institute.
So really what we need to hear from a lot of different experts. And then people need to realize that the risk factors are different depending on your age. You mentioned the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, very, very safe.
And if you’re only 80 without question if it’s the only one you can get, take it. If you’re over 70, take it. But it does depend on your age. If you’re over 25 the chance of dying from this is one in a million. So your risk factors do depend on whether you judge, whether you take a vaccine. It’s not the same for everybody.”
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org