Things got relatively heated between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Senator Rand Paul during a Wednesday Senate hearing on the ongoing U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The junior senator from Kentucky, who is himself a medical doctor, opened his question in a remarkably aggressive manner noting that, initially, “government officials were honest enough to admit that the goal of mitigation efforts, aka, “lockdown,” was to flatten the curve.” He then claimed that “flattening the curve” has “morphed into a belief that we could change the course of the pandemic with an economic lockdown. This is unfortunate and has led to the protracted lockdown recession we’re currently mired.”
He followed with “Dr. Fauci, today you said you are not for economic