Friday, during an appearance on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) explained why he would not get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Kentucky Republican senator maintained he already had the virus and therefore had immunity. He also criticized National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci for his approach to vaccinations, which does not account for those that already had the virus.
CARLSON: So will you just clarify, as a physician, in a sentence or two, how people who have recovered from COVID that many tens of millions who have should feel about their chances of getting re-infected?
PAUL: Well, people need to understand that vaccines — the science of vaccines is based on the science of natural infection. What they’re trying to do with a vaccine is to simulate and get the same response that you get or better with a natural infection.
Some diseases like measles, when