Sen. Rand Paul called the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci an elitist and a well-intentioned liar during an interview with David Brody on The Water Cooler, Just The News reported.
“I think Dr. Fauci is well-intended, but I think he’s like many liberal elites,” Paul said, remarking that Fauci believes “the common man is not smart enough to make decisions so that he will make these decisions for you.
“But in the process, he may have to tell you a few lies because it’s for you, it’s for the betterment of mankind. These are sort of noble lies, as Plato said. And these would be like telling you in the beginning that no masks work because he didn’t want you to buy the N95 masks,” Paul said, adding that Fauci also lied when he said that all masks work.
According to Paul, cloth masks were ineffective against the CCP Virus (COVID-19), but N95 masks did provide safety when used correctly.
“And really, they only work in the hospital setting when you’re very careful, throw them away, wear gloves, wash your hands before and after, are incredibly cautious. But if you’re in the hospital and you want to go visit a COVID patient, or you’re taking care of a COVID patient, the hospital will not let you enter the room with a cloth mask because they don’t work.”, added Paul.
Paul said that Fauci “thinks he’s smarter than the rest of us, and it’s this elitism that thinks the common man can’t make his decision.”
Paul has previously ripped into Fauci, charging him with not “being honest with the American public.”
Early in the pandemic, Fauci strongly discouraged the use of masks. Fauci has admitted that he lied about the masks because he wanted to avoid healthcare worker shortages.
“There was Dr. Fauci’s opinion, his conjecture that someday there might be a [CCP Virus] variant that escapes the control of the vaccine and becomes a pandemic and hospitalizes and kills people,” Paul told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson on March 20.
“But there is no evidence it has happened. He thinks it might happen, so you need to wear the mask until he’s sure that things that might happen are not going to happen,” said Paul, noting that there are no reports or scientific studies saying that vaccinated people are spreading the disease.
“What Fauci won’t tell you is he is telling you a ‘noble lie.’ He is lying because he doesn’t think we are smart enough to make decisions,” Paul continued.
During a tense exchange at a Senate hearing over the CCP Virus pandemic, Paul said Fauci was performing “theater” and wearing two masks “for show” after being vaccinated.
“You want to get rid of vaccine hesitancy? Tell them you can quit wearing your mask after they get the vaccine,” Paul said. “You want people to get the vaccine, give them a reward instead of telling them that the nanny state’s going to be there for three more years, and you got to wear a mask forever. People don’t want to hear it.”
In an appearance on “CBS This Morning in March, Fauci said that Paul’s position was “dead wrong” and “goes against just about everything we know about how to prevent the spread of the virus” in claiming that those who have already had the virus did not need to wear masks.
“He was quoting literature selectively and leaving out important studies, which actually show that people actually can get reinfected,” Fauci told CBS. “His point was if you’re vaccinated, you shouldn’t be wearing a mask.”
Fauci has previously said it was “possible” Americans might need to keep wearing masks into 2022 to protect against the CCP Virus.
The CDC recently released interim recommendations saying that fully vaccinated Americans continue to wear masks in public. However, it said they could have indoor visits without a mask with other vaccinated people and unvaccinated people from a single household at low risk for severe CCP Virus disease.
Not only Fauci happened to go back on his own words, but another health expert also appeared to be in the same situation where they made people question their credibility.
CDC Director Robert Redfield went even deeper into quack doctor territory during his testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee, saying that wearing a mask protects the wearer against the novel coronavirus, even more so than a high-efficacy vaccine.
.@CDCDirector Dr. Robert Redfield: “These face masks are the most important, powerful public health tool we have…I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine.” pic.twitter.com/yPdsSSQAbr
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 16, 2020
Back in February, Redfield expressed a whole different point of view about masks. Redfield told Americans not to buy medical-grade masks in a hearing, claiming they have “no role for these masks in the community.”
Redfield wrote this on August 25th the role of the mask was to protect others. Now, it protects the wearer?
— Aaron McIntire (@DeaceProducer) September 16, 2020
Writer Victor Joecks of Las Vegas Review-Journal expressed his concern over political elitists in an op-ed article.
“There’s a difference between being elite and elitism. Elitism is when you think that your expertise makes you more qualified to run someone else’s life than they are. It’s when you think lying to the masses and double standards in pursuit of the greater good — as determined by you and your ilk — are OK. It’s when you’re so confined in your bubble that you toss aside biological realities in favor of the latest PC buzzwords.”