Discussing the purpose of continuing to wear a mask after receiving the coronavirus vaccination, Senator Rand Paul got in a heated clash with Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“You’re making you’re policy based on conjecture” Paul said to Fauci “that we’re going to get variants, so you want people to wear masks for another couple years.”
“You’ve been vaccinated and you parade around in two masks for show,” Paul added.
After Fauci said this was not the case, Paul continued by saying “you can’t get it again. There is almost, there is virtually zero percent chance you’re gonna get it, yet you are telling people who have had the vaccine, who have immunity, you’re defying everything about immunity by telling people to wear masks who’ve been vaccinated.”
“You want to get rid of vaccine hesitancy?” Paul asked. “Tell them they can quit wearing their mask after they get the vaccine. You want people to get the vaccine? Give them a reward instead of telling them that the nanny state is going to be there for three more years and you gotta wear a mask forever. People don’t want to hear it and there’s no science behind it.”
Fauci replied “Let me state for the record that masks are not theater, masks are protective.”