Rand Paul: Pandemic Response Marred by Wrong Prediction after Wrong Prediction – Yahoo News

Posted: May 14, 2020 at 5:42 pm

Senator Rand Paul said Tuesday that the response to the coronavirus pandemic has been hampered by wrong prediction after wrong prediction as he advocated for schools to reopen in the fall.

The history of this when we look back will be of wrong prediction after wrong prediction after wrong prediction, Paul said during a Senate hearing Tuesday at which Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the Trump administrations coronavirus task force, testified.

I think we ought to have a little bit of humility in our belief that we know whats best for the economy, the Kentucky Republicansaid.As much as I respect you, Dr. Fauci, I dont think youre the end all. I dont think youre the one person who gets to make a decision,

Paul said he believes it would be ahuge mistake not to open schools in the fall and noted that the mortality rate from the coronavirus for children approaches zero.

Keeping children out of school would have a disproportionate effect on poor and underprivileged kids who do not have a parent who is able to homeschool them and will end up not learning for a full year, the senator said.

In rural states we never really reached any sort of pandemic level, Paul continued. Its not to say this isnt deadly, but really, outside of New England weve had a relatively benign course for this virus nationwide.

Fauci said he agreed with Paul that the coronavirus has not proven as deadly to children as to others, but argued that the virus is still relatively mysterious and noted that some children with the virus developed a very strange inflammatory syndrome.

Paul himself tested positive for the coronavirus in March. As of Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. has seen more than 1.3 million cases of the virus and 80,000 people have died from it.

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