OPINION: Senator Rand Paul, who is a doctor, went after Dr. Anthony Fauci during a Senate hearing on Tuesday. Fauci is the lead expert handling the coronavirus crisis with the White House.
Rand’s issues with Fauci are that he’s not an economist and so much of the White House’s own expert reporting has been wrong. For example, if we knew a few months back that 5.2 million Americans wouldn’t die, would we have collapsed our entire economy?
Kids are missing an entire year of school, many businesses are gone for good, unemployment is sky-high, and the experts are still urging we keep the economy shut down. For example, California just ordered their lockdown to extend for another three months–the state’s leaders expect everyone to stay inside all summer long.
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For a growing amount of people, this is turning into absolute lunacy.
“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.”
The Kentucky senator, an opthamologist, told Fauci he didn’t believe there would be a surge in cases if schools opened, which is not what public health experts say. Paul dismissed predictive models of the virus. “The history of this, when we look back, will be of wrong prediction after wrong prediction after wrong prediction,” Paul said.
Paul then targeted Fauci personally: “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 won’t be a surge and we can safely open the economy.”
You can watch the video below:
Dr Anthony Fauci ⬅️
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Americans are growing frustrated. We did what was asked of us. The curve was flattened, hospitals were never “overwhelmed,” and now it’s time to start getting back to some semblance of a normal life.
Quarantine the sick and elderly, that’s fine. I have a very high-risk mother, so I get it. But it’s time to let healthy people go to back to work.
This opinion piece was written by Missy Crane on May 12, 2020. It originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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