Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., recently said that Dr. Anthony Fauci is “flat-out wrong” on COVID data.
Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has been wrong about everything dealing with the coronavirus pandemic since the beginning except the vaccine, according to Paul.
“The thing is if you believe in Dr. Fauci, what you should do immediately is go get stickers and make sure they are on the floor, and a yardstick, so you know you are six feet away from people. And Plexiglas — carry Plexiglas around with you because Dr. Fauci thinks it somehow, you know, reflects the virus away from you.
“None of what he has been for us has worked — not one thing he has advocated, other than the vaccine, and I’m not against the vaccine,” Paul said.
The senator continued, “But the interesting thing is — and he won’t admit this to the public — if you take a sample of blood from 1,000 people in the United States, and you measure to see if they had antibodies to the virus or antibodies to the vaccine, it’s over 95%. That’s why we are doing better with this.
“We have developed immunity either from having the disease or being vaccinated, and that’s why we are doing better, in addition to the fact that the virus has mutated to a less virulent or less deadly form. But he won’t admit it because he’s so caught up in putting stickers on your floor, putting masks on your face, putting goggles on you.
“The guy is a menace, and he has not been right really about anything since the start of this,” Paul said.
Paul proposes eliminating Fauci’s job
Paul has recently introduced an amendment to eliminate Dr. Fauci’s position as director at the NIAID.
This latest escalation of the feud between Fauci and Paul gained national recognition during the pandemic. Senator Paul wants to scrap Fauci’s position as the singular director of the NIAID and replace it with separate directors of three newly created institutes: a National Institute of Infectious Diseases, a National Institute of Allergic Diseases, and a National Institute of Immunologic Diseases.
“We’ve learned a lot over the past two years, but one lesson, in particular, is that no one person should be deemed dictator-in-chief. No one person should have unilateral authority to make decisions for millions of Americans,” Paul said.
Creating three separate entities would enhance transparency and accountability in the federal government’s response to infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases, according to the Kentucky senator.
If the amendment was successful, there is no prevention against President Joe Biden or a future president from appointing Fauci as one of the new directors.
Fauci was first appointed Director of the NIAID in 1984 and has advised every president since Ronald Reagan.
Recently, Paul was part of a conservative effort to defund the enforcement of vaccine mandates by the federal government.
Fauci has accused Paul of leveling personal attacks against him for political reasons and in order to raise money for his reelection.