Rand Paul: “No Real Evidence” Lockdowns Change COVID Trajectory

(ThePatriotSource.com)- Not only has Rand Paul been one of the most vocal elected officials in his support of President Donald Trump and his fight for election integrity, but he’s even fighting back against the narrative that lockdowns work.

During an interview on Fox’s “The Story” on Monday, the Kentucky Senator suggested that lockdown measures put in place by mostly Democrat state leaders have not done much in the way of stopping the spread of the virus.

And his opinion is important not just because he’s an elected representative, but also because he is a qualified physician.

“Without questions, this virus has been devastating to so many families,” he told Fox. “Kelly and I lost a good friend today, and we’re grieving from them, and our prayers go out to their family. But the thing is, we ought to at least still use logic to try to figure out how we stop this.”

In the weeks following the November 3 presidential election, the Democratic Mayor of Chicago issued a new stay-at-home order, as did the Democratic Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, and the Democratic Governor of California, Gavin Newsom.

Notice a trend?

“I think ultimately the vaccine will be very successful but I don’t see any evidence that crowd control, hand washing, standing six feet apart…all these things they tell you to do, closing down the restaurants, closing down the schools, there’s no real evidence that they’re changing the trajectory of the disease,” he added.

Paul explained how COVID infections are going up exponentially despite all the rules, and that those who say there is science supporting lockdowns “just aren’t paying attention to it.”

Paul also noted that it wasn’t a lack of compassion and that he wants people to get the vaccine.

“I want them to be able to avoid this scourge,” the libertarian firebrand said. “But at the same time, keeping all our kids home isn’t changing the course of this disease.”

Paul referenced studies in four different countries which found that closing schools didn’t work.

“Even the socialist de Blasio is now opening schools,” he said.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is set to be administered to Americans within days. Earlier this week, a 90-year-old woman from Coventry, England, became the first person in the world to receive the vaccine. In a matter of months, lockdown could be irrelevant…but that all depends on whether the politicians want to give up their power.

They will if Senator Rand Paul has anything to do with it!