Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., hammered Dr. Anthony Fauci for excessive regulations on schools and day care centers during Tuesday’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing.
Paul demanded Fauci explain why children are still barred from going back to schools and day care centers given the mounting global evidence that children do not readily contract nor transmit the Wuhan virus. “Dr. Fauci, virtually every day we seem to hear from you things we can’t do,” Paul said. “But when you’re asked, ‘Can we go back to school,’ I don’t hear much certitude at all. I hear, ‘Well, maybe, it depends.’”
Paul said 22 European countries have reopened their schools, with no noticeable increase in coronavirus cases. “There is data from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands with no spike when schools are opened,” Paul said. “Contact tracing studies in China, Iceland, Britain, and the Netherlands failed to find a single case of child-to-adult infection.”
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