Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before the Senate yesterday, continuing to expound on the ‘dangers’ of COVID-19 and why democrats should continue their totalitarian control of the lives of free citizens. However, Rand Paul was not amused by the prevarications, and called out Fauci for the many “wrong predictions” he’s made.
(Remember when Fauci said that coronavirus was “not a major threat” back in January… now he claims he got ‘wrong’ information. So what makes him so sure now, many people ask. Moreover, what about Fauci’s approval of U.S. funds for the Wuhan lab?)
Paul reminded Fauci of his previous ‘errors’:
“The history of this when we look back will be wrong prediction after wrong prediction after wrong prediction… As much as I respect you, Dr. Fauci, I don’t think you’re the end all, I don’t think you’re the one person that gets to make a decision.”
“Shouldn’t we at least be discussing what the mortality of children is?” Paul then noted that the mortality rate of coronavirus patients age 0 to 18 “approaches zero” in New York where 12 children have died, according to the state health department. The notion of not sending students back to school in the fall is “really ridiculous,” he said.
“I don’t think any of us are certain when we do all these modelings–there have been more people wrong with modeling than right,” Paul said. “We’re opening up a lot of economies around the U.S., and I hope that people who are predicting doom and gloom, will admit that they were wrong if there isn’t a surge. Because I think that’s what’s going to happen.”
“In rural states, we never really reached any sort of pandemic levels, in Kentucky and other states,” the Kentucky senator added. “We have less deaths in Kentucky than we have in an average flu season. It’s not to say this isn’t deadly, but really, outside of New England, we’ve had a relatively benign course for this virus nationwide.”
“And I think that one-size-fits-all, that we’re gonna have a national strategy and nobody’s gonna go to school, is kind of ridiculous. We really ought to be doing it school district by school district, and the power needs to be dispersed, because, people make wrong predictions. And really, the history of this when we look back will be of wrong prediction after wrong prediction after wrong prediction, starting with Ferguson in England. So I think we ought to have a little bit of a humility in our belief that we know what’s best for the economy, and as much as I respect you, Dr. Fauci, I don’t think you’re the end-all. I don’t think you’re the one person that gets to make the decision. We can listen to your advice, but there are people on the other side saying there’s not going to be a surge and that we can safely open the economy, and the facts will bear this out.”
He added that it would be a “huge mistake” to not send children back to school in the fall.
Fauci responded by claiming that he has “never made” himself “out to be the end-all.”
“I’m a scientist, a physician, and a public health official. I give advice according to the best scientific evidence,” the doctor said. “There are a number of people that come into that and give advice that are more related to the number of things that you spoke about, about the need to get the country back open again and economically.”
“I don’t give advice about economic things, I don’t give advice about anything other than public health, so I wanted to respond to that,” Fauci continued.
[No, he simply looks to profit immensely from any vaccine developed.]
“People are hurting and we’re destroying our country,” Paul told reporters outside the hearing room. “We’ve got to open up business we got to let people vote, and we’re not going to live in a perfect world without infectious disease, we’re still going to have it, but we got to open the economy and that’s the number one message I have.”
Watch the exchange below: