Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) mentioned Wednesday that President Biden ought to “go on nationwide TV, take his masks off and burn it” if he needs to encourage extra Individuals to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine.
“[Biden should] gentle a torch to it and burn his masks and say, ‘I’ve had the vaccine. I’m now secure from this plague. When you’ll get the vaccine you could be secure too,’” Paul mentioned throughout an look on Fox Information’ The Story. “The burden of proof ought to be on the federal government to show we’re spreading it. [If we are.] then we’ll hearken to them. As an alternative it seems like fear-mongering.”
Paul went on to blast White Home chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci for his continued steerage that Individuals ought to put on masks, no matter whether or not they have been vaccinated.
“The science is about proving that issues are occurring,” he mentioned. “If Dr. Fauci can show that people who find themselves vaccinated are spreading the illness, I’ll hearken to him. If he can show folks like me, who’ve already had it [COVID-19], are spreading the illness, I’ll hearken to him. However there isn’t a proof of that.”
Host Martha MacCallum then identified that the share of people that had contracted COVID-19 after receiving the vaccination is simply 6,000 out of 63 million.
Paul acknowledged that there was a “very small” variety of “breakthrough” infections, although there have been “nearly zero hospitalizations and nearly zero deaths” from COVID-19 amongst individuals who had obtained the vaccine.”
“Most individuals get a light course of it, and there’s a uncommon, if ever, reinfection that triggered a fatality,” he mentioned. “So we should always respect immunity, each naturally acquired and by vaccine.”
He continued: “You realize why folks don’t belief the federal government? As a result of they are saying everyone is similar. Whether or not or not you’ve had the illness or not, it’s important to be vaccinated. It’s this one-size-fits-all that folks know this isn’t harmful for younger folks, however very harmful after a sure age and for obese folks.”