Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky brought some passionate truth to a Senate coronavirus hearing on Tuesday.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified at the hearing of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
During a May hearing, Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander had asked Fauci, “What would you say to the chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, or the principal of a public school about how to persuade parents and students to return to school in August?” according to Best Life.
“I would tell her that, in this case, the idea of having treatments available or a vaccine to facilitate the re-entry of students into the fall term would be something that would be a bit of a bridge too far,” Fauci had replied.
Paul was having none of that logic.
“It is a fatal conceit to believe any one person or small group of people has the knowledge necessary to direct an economy or dictate public health behavior,” he told Fauci. “I think government health experts during this pandemic need to show caution in their prognostications.”