Rand Paul Unloads On Fauci: He ‘Emasculated The Medical Care System And Ruined The Economy’
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While writing in an op-ed with Republican representative Andy Biggs in the USA Today, Republican Senator Rand Paul unloaded on director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, accusing him of destroying the medical care system and ruining the economy.
Paul and Biggs did admit that they appreciate Fauci's professional medial opinion however they came down hard on him for his weak and inaccurate coronavirus models including one that said 2.2 million people may die from the virus in the United States.
“Fauci and company have relied on models that were later found to be deficient,” the op-ed says. “He even has suggested that he can’t rely on any of the models, especially if the underlying assumptions are wrong. Yet, Fauci persists in advocating policies that have emasculated the medical care system and ruined the economy.”
Despite previously claiming that the lockdowns were solely for "flattening the curve," Fauci has since changed his tune by discouraging states from opening because it may cause "needless suffering and death."
“I think that … we’re going to have a national one-size-fits-all approach — nobody’s going to go to school, is kind of ridiculous,” Paul said to Fauci. “We really ought to be doing it school district by school district, and the power needs to be dispersed because people make wrong predictions.”
“We ought to have a little bit of humility in our belief that we know what’s best for the economy,” Paul added. “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 the decision. We can listen to your advice, but there are people on the other sides saying that there’s not going to be a surge, and we can safely open the economy and the facts will bear this out.”
The pair explained in their op-ed that they are very upset with how Fauci has completely disregarded the economic devastation from the coronavirus.
“How come he is so understated when it comes to compassion for the people whose lives have been wrecked by his policies but so demonstrative when trying to scare the American people?” they ask.
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Aside from the economic destruction (which is bad enough), Paul and Biggs cite the many public health issues that have arisen from the lockdowns, which goes beyond just suicides and alcoholism and into “hospitals and medical groups having to close because they couldn’t treat patients.”
“As a medical bureaucrat in far-away Washington, perhaps he cannot empathize with the millions of Americans who have already closed down their businesses or are poised to lose them and their life savings, and who have seen their retirement funds depleted as the economy soured,” the op-ed asserts. “Maybe he is simply oblivious to the health problems that inure when a person is one of more than 33 million Americans who have lost their job.”
The op-ed concludes with a call for Fauci and Dr. Birx to stop pressuring states into remaining closed while trusting Americans to make prudent decisions with their freedom.
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