Rand Paul got the good Doctor pissed and he had to chew on the guy from Kentucky in public…
This actually has been going on for a while between the two…
Through it all, Fauci has been characteristically diplomatic. But on Wednesday, he seemed to reach his breaking point.
Paul (R-Ky.), as he often has, questioned the strict mitigation measures that states across the country had undertaken. He accused Fauci of being too laudatory of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D), noting that Cuomo’s state experienced one of the worst outbreaks in the world.
“How can we possibly be jumping up and saying, ‘Oh, Governor Cuomo did a great job’?” Paul asked. “He had one of the worst death rates in the world.”…
But Fauci noted that the state now has one of the lowest test-positivity rates in the country, saying it’s because it has embraced health officials’ guidance.
“No, you misconstrued that, senator, and you’ve done that repetitively in the past,” Fauci shot back. “They got hit very badly. They’ve made some mistakes. Right now — if you look at what’s going on right now, the things that are going on in New York to get their test-positivity 1 percent or less is because they are looking at the guidelines that we have put together from the task force of the four or five things: of masks, social distancing, outdoors more than indoors, avoiding crowds and washing hands—”…
My Name Is Jack says
Republicans like Paul incongruously and illogically seem to want to take their wrath out on the scientists and medical professionals for this virus and what it’s done in upending the country.
I get demagogues like Trump and his cultish Republican hacks ,but Paul is a Doctor and should know better.
What’s remarkable is ,despite the repetitive criticism from the likes of Paul, they(the Republicans) actually have no suggestions of note to make things better.
Apparently, their “solution “ is simply to let the disease rage with hundreds of thousands dying while referring to themselves as “pro life.”