Looks like Fauci picked a mask fight with the wrong person. Recalling Rand Paul’s prowess when skewering the Democrats over their typical malarkey, especially in the form of the ghastly $1.9T COVID relief bill, one would think that most Democrat-aligned officials would steer clear of starting a debate with Rand Paul.
Clearly, that was not the case the most recently, especially when Dr. Fauci decided to be ultra-gloom and doom instead of upbeat, once again. And, with the typical gloom and doom predicament comes the typical mask mandate: Masks all the time, everywhere, and anywhere! In fact, double and triple them up for 2021! Oh, and be sure to wear a mask, even after you’ve been vaccinated!
No wonder Rand Paul shredded Fauci’s position for exactly what it is: theater.
Paul paid special attention to the fact that Fauci insists that people must still wear masks even if they are now immune from COVID, as literally no science can explain why wearing a mask is remotely logical to protect one’s self from an illness that they are already protected from.
Which is precisely why Paul accused Fauci of engaging in political “theater” by demanding COVID-immune individuals, or those that have received the vaccinations so vaunted by the Democrats.
“You’ve been vaccinated and you parade around in two masks for show. You can’t get it again … There’s virtually 0% chance you’re going to get it and you’re telling people that have had the vaccine who have immunity — you’re defying everything we know about immunity by telling people to wear masks who have been vaccinated.” [Source: CNBC]
You know what that sounds like? Very logic-driven, fact-driven responses to the Democrats constant wails and pleas for masks. After all, the Democrats were first raging about Trump doing “nothing,” in spite of Operation Warp Speed (safe to say that Operation Warp Speed has been a tad more effective than Biden’s “bold and ambitious” school reopening plan).
Now that vaccines are being widely disseminated, thanks to Trump, masks and every other form of abnormality apparently must carry on.
Of course, Fauci firmly “defended” his position against Rand Paul, though he, as usual, provided no scientific justification for the “follow science” administration. Just consider his “defense” below.
“Let me state for the record that masks are not theater. Masks are protective.” [Source: Townhall]
Ah. “Masks are protective.” Well then, that explanation fully resolves any remaining inquiries! Are these liberals for real?
More troublingly, for individuals so liberal and “progressive,” they sure do take a dim view of the future, which is rather abundantly evident in a number of regards. Including Dr. Fauci, who is unfortunately in charge of all kinds of masking and lockdown mandates that effectively imprison Americans, not to mention attempt to normalize authoritarianism.
As always, Dr. Fauci errs on the side of doom, even if the doom is improbable. Guess he’s just following through on the one campaign promise that Biden has more than resoundingly fulfilled: “a dark winter.”
Then again, when has Dr. Fauci not been gloom and doom?
One would think that a bit of hope during the pandemic would not be too much to ask for, especially when people have suffered enough as it is in terms of job losses (thanks Democrats) and nonstop lockdowns (again, thanks Democrats).
In fact, even NBC has (finally) observed that constant gloom and doom messaging might ironically increase the spread of COVID, as people will simply become apathetic to nonstop negativity.
And, no matter what other science may be brought up to Dr. Fauci, from the various studies that have demonstrated the ineffectiveness of masks to the fact that COVID-related deaths and hospitalizations have dramatically declined over the past several weeks.
One can only hope that the Americans that actually did vote for Biden are feeling a massive dose of regret at this point in time …