Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a physician, gave a speech at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit in which he said that mask mandates are about “submission” and control, not about medical efficacy.
“Every one of the mandates — and you look in country after country, state after state — you look at when the mask mandates went in — the incidents went up exponentially after the mandates,” Paul said. “None of it really makes any sense, and there’s no epidemiological evidence.”
“There’s no evidence that that slowed down the [spread]. … The trajectory of the virus hasn’t been altered at all by any of these things,” he continued.
Paul said the vaccine should be helpful in slowing the virus down, and that the media talking the vaccine down isn’t helpful.
As for masks, though, “you might as well cut your underwear up and wear your underwear as protection. It doesn’t work,” he said.
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