Dr. Rand Paul obliterated Biden’s Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra over vaccine mandates in a blistering cross examination in the U.S. Senate on Thursday.
Senator Paul, who is a licensed ophthalmologist, took the vaccine advocate to ‘medical school’ at the Senate hearing and demonstrated for all to see that the Biden crony was simply unable to keep up. Watch:
“Mr. Becerra, are you familiar with an Israeli study that had 2.5 million patients and found that the vaccinated group was seven times more likely to get infected with Covid than the people who had gotten Covid naturally?” Paul asked.
“Senator, I’ll have to get back to you on that one, I’m not familiar with that study,” Becerra replied.
“Well, you think you’d might want to be if you are going to travel the country insulting the millions of Americans, including the NBA star Jonathan Isaac who have had Covid, recovered, look at a study with 2.5 million people and say, ‘you know what? It looks like my immunity is as good as the vaccine or not, in a free country maybe I ought to be able to make that decision’ and instead you have chosen to travel the country and calling people like Jonathan Isaac and others, myself included, ‘flat earthers.'”
“We find that very insulting,” he added. “It goes against the science. Are you a doctor? A medical doctor?”
“I have worked over thirty years on health policy,” Becerra replied.
“So, you are not a medical doctor,” Paul noted. “Do you have a science degree?” he asked.
“And yet you travel the country calling people ‘flat earthers’ who have had Covid, looked at studies of millions of people, and made their own personal decision, their immunity they naturally acquired is sufficient.”
“So you presume, somehow, to tell over a hundred million Americans who have survived Covid that we have no right to determine our own medical care?” Paul went on.
“You alone are on high and you’ve made these decisions, a lawyer with no scientific background, no medical degree,” he said. “This is an arrogance coupled with an authoritarianism that is unseemly and un-American.”
“You, sir, are the one ignoring the science,” he added. “The vast preponderance of scientific studies, dozens and dozens, show robust, long-lasting immunity after Covid infection.”
“Even the CDC does not recommend a measles vaccine if you have measles immunity,” he went on. “The same was true for smallpox. But you ignore history and science to shame the ‘flat earthers’ as you call them.”
“You should be ashamed of yourself and apologize to the American people for being dishonest about naturally acquired immunity,” he said.
Senator Rand Paul referenced an Israeli study that showed that natural immunity is superior to vaccinated immunity.
“This study demonstrated that natural immunity confers longer lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization caused by the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, compared to the BNT162b2 two-dose vaccine-induced immunity,” an Israeli study’s conclusions read.
The CDC’s own figures estimate that at least 120 million Americans had been infected with Covid-19 by the end of May, thus possessing superior natural immunity. That figure can be projected to be at least 150 million currently, due to the Delta variant wave and the estimate that there are four cases for every one reported.
Thus, even as the survival rate for Covid-19 stands at 99.7%, the case fatality rate is likely to be much lower than is reported: It is approximately 0.5%. The great majority of Americans who got Covid didn’t even know they had it. Therefore, it is highly questionable that they need vaccines, particularly if they can produce antibodies.
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