Biden administration officials this week dangled the threat of new lock-down restrictions in the face of an emerging “delta variant” strain of the coronavirus.
But on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a medical doctor and frequent critic of medical bureaucrats like coronavirus czar Anthony Fauci, cited the actual science in order to shut down the burgeoning hysteria.
Don’t let the fearmongers win. New public England study of delta variant shows 44 deaths out of 53,822 (.08%) in unvaccinated group. Hmmm.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 29, 2021
Ironically, the same British study Paul used to dismiss the media hype over the variant was distorted by left-wing outlets to generate even more panic.
CNBC claimed that the impending outbreak would “pick off” vulnerable (i.e. unvaccinated) portions of the population.
The China-compromised World Health Organization likewise warned last week that the new “triple mutant” threat could be even worse than the last one.
The India-based delta strain was “more lethal because it’s more efficient in the way it transmits between humans,” claimed Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, during a news conference.
“[I]t will eventually find those vulnerable individuals who will become severely ill, have to be hospitalized and potentially die,” Ryan added.
Despite the alarmism, some have noted that symptoms of the new strain seem remarkably similar to seasonal maladies, such as colds and hay fever.
Instead, the pitch seemed to be geared at promoting the existing vaccines—including the China-backed Sinopharm shot and Western alternatives such as Moderna and Pfizer—to segments of the population that view the vanishing pandemic as further reason not to be inoculated.
The Biden administration was forced to admit last week that it expected to fall short of its self-imposed benchmark to have 70% of Americans jabbed by July 4.
Beholden to the WHO and pharmaceutical companies, American leaders including Fauci and President Joe Biden threatened that new mandates may be coming—even for those who had complied with previous vaccine demands—courtesy of the new strain.
Fauci told CNN’s Don Lemon that, in the event of another lock-down, he anticipated certain blue states abiding by his arbitrary diktats, while a growing number of skeptics will simply disregard the politicized “guidance” of bureaucratic operations like the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases.
“When you have such a low level of vaccination superimposed upon a variant that has a high degree of efficiency of spread, what you are going to see among under-vaccinated regions, be that states, cities or counties, you’re going to see these individual types of blips,” he said, according to USSANews.com. “It’s almost like it’s going to be two Americas.”
For pro-freedom Republican leaders, rejection of Fauci’s regulations proved a winning strategy in managing the prior pandemic.
However, it seemed equally unlikely that Democrat officials, having since secured their power base in the 2020 election, would buy into such an agreement for new lock-downs and restrictions.
The prospect of tanking the US economy yet again—even as Biden’s inflationary policies are creating a new level of economic suffering—would likely outweigh the menace of the pandemic sequel, both among the vaccinated population and conscientious objectors.
Moreover, COVID panic-mongers have lost their greatest advantage now that considerably more is understood about the origin of the virus and data has helped shed realistic light on its danger to the public.
Paul—a frequent Fauci nemesis who, in May, forced the virologist to concede that China may have been conducting off-limits gain-of-function research in pursuit of biological weapons—has also been a vocal critic of the junk science surrounding the pandemic.
Earlier in June, he cited two studies showing that those who obtained natural immunity after contracting and recovering from COVID were better protected than those who received the experimental ‘vax’ shots to reprogram their genetic material.
Great news! Cleveland clinic study of 52,238 employees shows unvaccinated people who have had COVID 19 have no difference in re-infection rate than people who had COVID 19 and who took the vaccine.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 8, 2021