Sen. Rand Paul on Child COVID Vaccines: ‘Risks of the Vaccine Are Greater than Risks of the Disease’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Thursday he would not have his own children receive the COVID vaccines because of the risk of heart inflammation associated with them.

“I, frankly, wouldn’t vaccinate my children for COVID,” Paul, an ophthalmologist, told The Hill’s Rising. “I think the risks of the vaccine are greater than the risks of the disease. The risks of the disease are almost non-existent.”

Paul said during the interview that “90% of the myocarditis, which is admittedly rare, 90% of it comes after the second vaccine.”

“If your kids already had COVID, I don’t think they need it at all,” he explained, indicating that the pressure to push young people into booster shots amounts to “malpractice”:

Let’s say you want to give them a vaccine, and they’ve already had COVID, why not one, instead of three? So, I think it really is malpractice. And this is a science where there is some evidence on both sides to debate. But, for goodness sakes, I don’t think there’s any evidence to give your kid three vaccines and that’s what’s being required because Fauci and other, you know, folks in the public health community from the Biden administration, they come forward and say, oh, your kid needs three, so University of Chicago, Harvard, Yale, all these supposedly good schools are requiring three vaccines to enter. And I think that’s actually not good science. And it’s actually against the scientific evidence that we have.

Paul and Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX-21) also introduced on Thursday the NIH Reform Act, a bill that would eliminate the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) – the agency previously run by Dr. Anthony Fauci for 38 years until his retirement in December – and replace it with three research institutes directed by officials, with no more than two five-year terms, who would be appointed by the president and require confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

“We’ve learned a lot over the past few years, but one lesson in particular is that no one person should be deemed ‘dictator-in-chief,’” Paul said in a statement about the legislation. “No one person should have unilateral authority to make decisions for millions of Americans.”

The Kentucky senator elaborated:

To ensure that ineffective, unscientific lockdowns and mandates are never foisted on the American people ever again, I’ve introduced this bill to eliminate Dr. Anthony Fauci’s previous position as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and divide the role into three separate new institutes. This will create accountability and oversight into a taxpayer funded position that has largely abused its power and has been responsible for many failures and misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fauci was given a platform to justify his actions this week on PBS in an American Masters episode in which he ridiculed Paul’s aggressive questioning of him about gain-of-function research conducted at the Wuhan lab and funded by Fauci’s agency.

“Rand Paul was insidiously throwing into his little questions that the work that was done in the Wuhan lab, funded by a small grant from NIH, a strong implication that it created a virus that made COVID,” whined Fauci, who allowed the PBS crew to shadow him for 23 months to make the documentary.

Fauci continued to ridicule the lab leak theory:

I have 10,000 grants throughout the world. What they’ve done is that they’ve looked at various grants, and they make something of it that it isn’t the microbe they were working on not only was not SARS-CoV-2, it would be molecularly impossible for them to turn it into SARS-CoV-2. That was so different. It’s kind of like you have a Chevrolet and you got a motorcycle. And you say I want to make that Chevrolet into the motorcycle. No matter what you do to that Chevrolet, you’re not going to make it into a motorcycle. Like what are you talking about?

Nicholas Wade, the former science editor at The New York Times testified recently before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic that there is now strong evidence the COVID-19 virus escaped from the Wuhan lab, but that “powerful scientific officials, such as Fauci and [National Institutes of Health Director] Francis Collins, kept researchers “in line” with their natural origins narrative, with the knowledge the scientists were dependent on government grants to continue their research.

Emails recently exposed by House Republicans showed Fauci “prompted” – and approved – a scientific paper written specifically in February 2020 to discredit the theory that the COVID virus leaked from the lab in Wuhan, China.

“Dr. Fauci is disingenuous; he is conflicted,” Paul told Rising. “And the reason he is conflicted is that if this came from the lab that he funded, he shares culpability and he’s been trying to cover this up from the beginning.”

“There’s a great deal of information that from January of 2020, in the early days, a cover up began and it continued for Fauci’s entire term in office,” Paul said.

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Susan Berry, PhD, is national education editor at The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]




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