‘Here we go again’: Rand Paul goes down in flames after telling Fauci that his mask advice ‘is just theater’ https://t.co/0Stl1owwdR— Raw Story (@RawStory) March 18, 2021
"You're telling everybody to wear a mask whether they've had an infection or a vaccine," Paul shot back. "What I'm saying is they have immunity and everybody agrees they have immunity. What studies do you have that people who have had the vaccine or have had the infection are spreading the infection? If we're not spreading the infection, isn't it just theater? You've had the vaccine and you're wearing two masks -- isn't that theater?"Fauci, visibly frustrated with Paul's line of questioning, replied, "Here we go again with the theater.""Let's get down to the facts," Fauci said. "The studies that you quote from Crotty and and Sette look at in vitro examination of memory immunity, which in their paper they specifically say this does not necessarily pertain to the actual protection. It's in vitro. ... The other thing is when you talk about reinfection and you don't keep in the concept of variants, that's an entirely different ball game. That's a good reason for a mask."
You'll just hurt yourself.
Paul reiterated his point that "there is no evidence" of significant reinfection after natural infection or the vaccine. "It doesn't exist," Paul said.
"You're not hearing what I'm saying about variants," Fauci replied.
Paul argued that there's no evidence of significant reinfections from variants with hospitalizations and deaths, to which Fauci replied that "we don't have a prevalent variant yet."
Remember, one of these guys is an internationally recognized expert in the field of infectious disease. The other is an ophthalmologist who "withdrew from the American Board of Ophthalmology and declared himself self-certified by his National Board of Ophthalmology."
It just hurts to watch people be this stupid. Please don't do this in public.