Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a medical doctor, said that if you have had COVID or been vaccinated against the virus and are several weeks out from your second dose, you should "throw your mask away and tell Dr. Fauci to take a leap."
Senator Paul also cited a Stanford University study showing that the mandatory lockdowns made no difference in changing the trajectory of the virus compared to simple health-safety suggestions.
On the Ingraham Angle, Jan. 15, host Laura Ingraham asked Sen. Paul: “We’ve moved from one type of lockdown to another. From COVID to a military one. Are you worried about this constant moving of the goal post in slow creep?”
Paul replied, “Well, absolutely, with regard to the pandemic lockdown, you mentioned the Stanford study. This is a peer-reviewed study in a medical journal that says they studied 10 different countries. And what they found is, is that the mandatory lockdowns did no better than voluntary suggestions."
"So, I’ve been saying this for a long time," he added. "I don’t think we’ve changed the trajectory of the virus at all with any of the things we’re told to do, and they [government] are never going to let up on this."
"What I tell people is use common sense," said the senator. "If you’ve had the disease or been vaccinated, and you’re several weeks out from your second dose, throw your mask away and tell Dr. Fauci to take a leap. Because once you have immunity, you don't need to do this."
“They will never let up," he said. "There are doctors out there saying, ‘Well, we need to wear them [masks] after the vaccine and really, we may need to wear them forever.’ That is ridiculous. And that defies the science."
“So when you’ve had it and you have immunity, or you’ve had a vaccine and you’ve had your second dose and you’ve got immunity, I’d say throw your mask away," said Paul. "Tell these so-called ‘experts’ who say lockdowns work, tell them to take a flying leap because there is no scientific evidence that lockdowns have done anything to change the trajectory of this virus.”