Senator and former doctor Rand Paul recently appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Jesse Watters Primetime” and, during his appearance, sounded off on the news that school mask mandates are coming back into effect in Washington, D.C.
Senator Paul’s comments on the matter came when FNC’s Jesse Watters, who replaced Tucker Carlson after Tucker was fired by the network, brought up the news that President Biden is apparently back to wearing a mask and social distancing after Dr. Jill Biden was diagnosed with Covid.
Watters said, “So President Biden will be masking and socially distancing all day long, and now a D.C. area elementary school just brought back masks after three kids tested positive. Senator Rand Paul, what’s the feeling like over there in Washington now?”
Sen. Paul came out swinging from the start, telling Watters that mandating children wear mask is a crime against them. He also claimed that Covid did not kill any children, which would ostensibly weigh against them having to wear masks in school.
“It’s a crime against children, and we should never put our kids back into masks. Right now, I’m having a battle with the Senate physician who wants to do three vaccines for all of our pages. They are 18 years old, and we now know that, guess what, in America, not one healthy child died from COVID. I’ll repeat that, not one. The number is zero, and yet we’re forcing three vaccines, and we now know that the more vaccines you give to children, the higher the incidence of the heart inflammation.”
For reference, that stands in contradiction to the latest UNICEF report (March of 2023), which reported, “Among the 4.4 million COVID-19 deaths1 reported in the MPIDR COVerAGE database, 0.4 per cent (over 17,400) occurred in children and adolescents under 20 years of age. Of the over 17,400 deaths reported in those under 20 years of age, 53 per cent occurred among adolescents ages 10–19, and 47 per cent among children ages 0–9.”
In any case, Sen. Paul continued, telling Watters, “So it’s actually malpractice to do this, and I’m fighting them because in the Senate, they’re still trying to force every page that comes in here, young, healthy people, to be triple vaxed, and it actually is against medical advice to be doing that.”
"It's a CRIME against children and we should never put our kids back into masks." – @RandPaul
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) September 6, 2023
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre recently announced that Biden would be wearing a mask and social distancing again after the First Lady was diagnosed with Covid, saying, “Since the president was with the first lady yesterday, he will be masking while indoors and around people. As has been the practice in the past, the president will remove his mask when sufficiently distanced from others indoors and while outside as well.” Continuing, the press secretary then added, “We will be encouraging, as I have said before, Americans to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine.”
However, Biden then broke that guideline just hours later at a Medal of Honor ceremony, so it remains to be seen how seriously the White House will take the guidelines and for how long they will be implemented.
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