Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who has consistently gotten every COVID scientific fact wrong, blasted Fauci while claiming to represent science.
Republicans are outraged that Dr. Fauci called out their lies about the science of COVID, and that is what led to Sen. Paul tweeting:
The absolute hubris of someone claiming THEY represent science. It’s astounding and alarming that a public health bureaucrat would even think to claim such a thing, especially one who has worked so hard to ignore the science of natural immunity. https://t.co/rcDezphVRR
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 28, 2021
Rand Paul Statement About Natural Immunity Is False
Sen. Paul has been one of the biggest proponents of unlimited natural immunity even though science, the real science, not the anti-vaxxer propaganda that Paul is pushing, tells us that innate immunity after COVID infection lasts for about 90 days before it starts to decay. The CDC recently found that while natural immunity can last for up to 6 months, the vaccine provides more robust and consistent protection than natural immunity.
To put it another way, vaccines work better.
The unvaccinated are getting consistently reinfected with COVID much more often than the vaccinated because natural immunity does not last.
Rand Paul Is Trying To Blame Fauci To Save Trump
Paul has been targeting Fauci and trying to blame him for the pandemic for years. Fauci has become increasingly direct in rebutting Paul’s wrong and inaccurate statements to his face during congressional hearings.
At the heart of the blame, Fauci campaign by Paul and others is an attempt to find a scapegoat to exonerate Donald Trump. Paul is a golfing buddy of Trump’s, and Republicans sense that Trump might be dead in the water in 2024 unless they can find someone else to blame for the pandemic.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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