Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is no fan of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief White House medical advisor and long-serving director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), who has become, for better or worse, the singular face representing the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Now the senator has essentially accused the scientist of being responsible for “thousands” of possibly unnecessary COVID deaths due to his focus on vaccines and general dismissal of therapeutic treatments.
While speaking to his father, Ron Paul, on the elder Paul’s podcast, the younger Paul referenced Fauci’s unsuccessful effort at developing a vaccine for the AIDS epidemic and simultaneous hindrance of efforts to devise therapeutics for that immune system disorder, and noted that he believed the same situation was occurring once again.
“I would venture to say that thousands of people die in our country every month now from COVID because [Fauci] deemphasized the idea that there are therapeutics,” the senator asserted.
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