“The vaccine actually is the answer, but the mask really isn’t an answer. We’ve had rampant infection with everybody wearing masks.”
On Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Fauci had a fierce debate over the purpose of making everyone wear masks after they have received a COVID-19 shot.
On Friday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) went on “Fox & Friends” to discuss his tense exchange with the White House’s chief medical advisor.
He stated that there is “no science” showing that someone who is vaccinated can still get coronavirus.
He added that there is “not a great deal of evidence” that mask mandates or economic lockdown were at all efficient in slowing the spread of COVID-19.
When asked about how efficient masks are for those who haven’t got the vaccine, he said:
“I think it depends on the risk factors. If they’re a kid, the risk factor of getting this and dying from this is virtually zero, and so I’m not a big fan of having kids wear masks. I think it’s to each his own. If you want to send your kid to a school, if they say wear a mask, do it. If you want to send your kid to a private school, and they don’t wear a mask, I think that’s also fine. I think the risk factors are things that individuals in a free society should decide for themselves.”
“If you look at all the mask mandates throughout the country, when we instituted the mask mandates, the incidence of the disease went up, particularly in December and January. As we went up exponentially, as a rise in infections occurred, everybody was wearing masks.
So, there’s not a great deal of evidence that mask mandates or economic lockdowns have changed the trajectory.
The only thing that’s changing the trajectory is the vaccine. So, that’s why I don’t think people should be tricked into thinking the mask is the answer. The vaccine actually is the answer, but the mask really isn’t an answer. We’ve had rampant infection with everybody wearing masks.”
Watch the entire interview below: