Senator Rand Paul is sticking to his guns and is promising to fight against a Biden administration that attempts to implement another nationwide lockdown to help curb the spread of Coronavirus. During an interview with John Catsimatidis, Sen. Paul said, “I’m going to do everything I can to try to prevent Biden from locking us up and locking us down and forcing us to wear masks forever. We can’t go on like this forever.”
Biden has said throughout his campaign he will consider a second nationwide lockdown if scientists recommend the measure.
As The Daily Wire reported:
“Today, Biden’s talking more about a lockdown,” Paul continued. “This is absolutely why he’s going to be a terrible president if we get him. He’s going to ruin the country. Lockdowns don’t work. And in fact, all of the evidence on mandatory masks show that they don’t work either.”
“There’s about 10 different countries or venues, maybe 20, that instituted mandatory masks, and every one of them to a T, the infection rate or the COVID rate went up after the mask mandate,” Paul continued. “Now, this is just showing that … all these mitigation strategies — washing our hands, staying six feet apart — they really don’t work, frankly. And the virus, as the Wall Street Journal put it, is insidious. It does what it’s going to do. The only thing that’s going to stop it is either enough immunity among individuals in the community or a vaccine.”
Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, the co-chair of Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force, described a national lockdown as “a measure of last resort” on Sunday, contradicting Dr. Michael Osterholm, another Biden advisor who had earlier suggested another four- to six-week lockdown.
Senator Paul was the first senator to catch the Coronavirus. Afterward, Paul claimed that Americans who had previously caught the virus were immune now and should “throw away their masks.”