Republicans are a bunch of flat earthers.

If you lose half of your IQ, you still have Q.

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This was bizarre even by Rand Paul standards. It is a bit shocking that the Senator used the argument that the absence of evidence IS EVIDENCE. He wants proof the masks stop the spread? His claim of immunity is ridiculous. Who can catch and transmit each variation is still unknown. Since the study of the virus and vaccine efficacy will continue over a long period, the data is going to have to be evaluated and recommendations will need to be updated. How the hell can a doctor that operates on people's eyes not understand that? Scary!

Stopping the virus has always depended on a combination of several things. Dr. Paul wants a cut and dry answer. These conservatives do not do nuance. Just when you think you are getting through to them they will return to their default ideological position.

Senator Paul did end-up on the nightly news. It wasn't pretty. He was a dick to Dr. Fauci, and he owes him an apology. Dr. Fauci is a hero. Senator Paul is working on being a zero.

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And Paul is not the only one. PLEASE -- it is important that you have a scientist on that can refute influential hoax "doctors" like Joseph Mercola who said recently:

1. Fauci has "ties to the Chinese military" and is implicated in funding and researching bat coronaviruses with human infection potential as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and has "Publicly dismissed the possibility of SARS-CoV-2 originating in a lab and have worked to suppress such lines of inquiry."

2. "As early as March 2020, Fauci knew that up to 90% of positive PCR tests were false positives, yet he said and did nothing. Instead, he fueled the flames of fearmongering, perpetuating the myth that we were in a lethal pandemic."

3. "Key pieces of research that supports the lab-origin theory — by presenting a highly credible theory for how the virus became so highly adapted for human infection — are 'coronavirus studies done on mice genetically engineered to express the human ACE2 receptor.'"

4. Claims "In 2019, the World Health Organization analyzed 10 randomized controlled trials and concluded, 'there was no evidence that facemasks are effective in reducing transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza''...only one randomized controlled trial has been conducted on mask usage and COVID-19 transmission, and it found masks did not statistically significantly reduce the incidence of infection."

Guys like Mercola claim "real" science/studies support them. So let's have some real scientists "cure" us of their disinfo viruses.




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