Former COVID Spreader Rand Paul Says He Won’t Get Vaccinated
Rand Paul (Q-KY) would say the sky is plaid if he was told to by Donald Trump, so it’s no surprise the unpopular Republican who famously worked out at the Senate gym while awaiting his (positive) COVID19 test results now says he refuses to get vaccinated against the virus. Paul has been one of the most outspoken opponents of the COVID vaccines that are now available to all Americans, contentiously taking on a real doctor in an attempt to appease anti-vaxxers and all other proponents of the QAnon conspiracy theories.
Paul appeared on a conservative talk show on WABC radio, and declared he wouldn’t be getting any of the available vaccines because he’s already had the Coronavirus. The CDC recommends that people who have recovered from COVID19 should still get vaccinated because experts still don’t know how long a natural immunity might last. Experts are also recommending a booster shot after one year for similar reasons.
But you can’t tell that to a former ophthalmologist who had to create his own medical board when the real one wouldn’t certify him. Paul said he won’t change his mind unless he sees evidence that people who have already been infected are again getting very sick, needing hospitalization, or dying. “Until they show me evidence that people who have already had the infection are dying in large numbers, or being hospitalized or getting very sick, I just made my own personal decision that I’m not getting vaccinated because I’ve already had the disease and I have natural immunity,” Paul said. His comments come at a time when vaccine demand has fallen with roughly 60 percent of American adults having so far received at least one dose.
I would appreciate it if Senator Rand Paul would stop the fear-mongering. You're going to get people killed with your rhetoric. ENOUGH. By the way, most of these people are already vaxxed. They just won't admit it because they want to keep their jobs. Cowards.
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