Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who is also a medical doctor, recently shattered a huge myth about the efficacy of masks and explained what is really going on behind the mask mandates.
“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. “Restaurants, nobody can eat in a restaurant, there’s no science behind any of that.”
Paul didn’t stop there. He went on to name many of the “mitigation” efforts that are, in fact, not based on science at all:
Middle seat missing on the airplane, you really think you’re like 12 inches from the other guy instead of six inches, it really makes a difference? None of it really makes any sense, and there’s no epidemiological evidence. You know, it’s like, ‘Wash your hands, stand six feet apart.’
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. I think the vaccine will, and this is why I really despise people like the CNN Doctor [Sanjay] Gupta, who I think is committing television malpractice by saying, ‘Oh, your mask is a much better thing than the vaccine.’ Well, no, it isn’t. The masks aren’t working at all. The thing’s going through the roof and people are dying. Why would you want to discourage someone from taking a vaccine and say, ‘Oh wear the mask.’?
Paul also noted the cloth masks are not working, saying they are no better than wearing “your underwear as protection:”
And the masks are different, too. The N95 mask actually does work to a certain extent, if worn properly and used [with] sterile technique. In the hospital, our doctors — I have a brother and sister who are doctors, they wear the N95 mask, and it’s kept them from getting infected — but there’s no value to the cloth mask, at all.
It’s like wearing your underwear. You might as well cut your underwear up and wear your underwear as protection. It doesn’t work.
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