COVID-19 Survivor Rand Paul Denies That Masks Work
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) stumbled through an interview on Fox News on Sunday in which he claimed that masks do not prevent the spread of COVID-19 and falsely asserted that vaccines are 100 percent effective in stopping transmission of the deadly virus.
“You’re a doctor,” Full Court Press host Greta Van Susteren noted. “Why won’t you wear a mask on the floor? I know that you’ve tested positive for COVID before. But you can still get reinfected and you can also be a carrier.”
Paul, who does not have a valid medical license, burst into laughter.
“There’s probably no safer place on the planet than the Senate floor,” Paul said.
They’ve all been vaccinated, and I’ve already had it. So, could you imagine somewhere on some planet that I could get it again? But 25 million people have had it and there’s not more than a handful that they’re saying may have had it again. The people who have had it again that have built up immunity have very mild cases. I had a very mild case to begin with. So I think we should put this into perspective and not be crazy, Yes, I have a staff member who just survived nine days on a ventilator. I know it can be deadly. But the thing is, we should not discount immunity that you get from vaccines or discount immunity from having it and we should let individuals make the decision.