Lockdowns have caused enough damage to America and it is time for freedom to return to the land of the free, two Republican legislators said in pushing back against health expert Dr. Anthony Fauci’s opposition to reopening the nation.
In an Op-Ed written for USA Today, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona chided Fauci — the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — for his tunnel vision and ivory tower approach.
“As much as we respect Dr. Anthony Fauci’s service to our country and medical opinion, we disagree that his current positions on the virus outbreak provide the best path forward. Instead, discouraging states from reopening will only prolong a long-term public health and economic crisis,” they wrote.
Paul and Biggs said Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, has been wrong before.
“Fauci and company have relied on models that were later found to be deficient. He