Dr. Anthony Fauci warned of “needless suffering” nationwide if local economies reopen too soon, putting more people in danger of being infected with the coronavirus. It seems Fauci is a doctor of doom and gloom and nothing ever positive.
Sen. Rand Paul was very critical of Fauci and said that Fauci and other leading U.S. health officials have incorrectly predicted how widespread the coronavirus pandemic would be in America.
“We’re opening up a lot of economies around the U.S., and I hope that people who are predicting doom and gloom and saying, ‘Oh, we can’t do this’, will admit that they were wrong if there isn’t a surge because I think that’s what’s going to happen,” the Republican from Kentucky said.
“I think we ought to have a little bit of humility in our belief that we know what’s best for the economy,” Paul said Tuesday during a Senate coronavirus response oversight hearing. “And 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 a decision.”
Paul, who himself was diagnosed with coronavirus in March, said a one-size-fits-all approach to reopening the economy is not supported by data.
“We really ought to be doing it school district by school district,” he said. “The power needs to be dispersed because people make wrong predictions, and really, the history of this when we look back will be of wrong prediction after wrong prediction after wrong prediction.”
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