During a recent hearing held in Washington, D.C., United States Senator Rand Paul voiced out his concern why the Biden administration’s health experts are seemingly ignoring the benefits of natural immunity in the fight against COVID-19. He directed his questions at Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra, who oversees the country’s public health infrastructure.
Senator Paul began his grilling of Becerra by asking him if he was familiar with the study conducted in Israel, which found that vaccinated people are “seven times more likely to get infected with COVID-19” than those who have contracted the virus and healed from it naturally.
A similar study conducted in June 2021 with Cleveland Clinic employees as the subjects also yielded similar results.
“I think you might want to be if you’re going to travel the country insulting the millions of Americans,”
Paul—who is a physician himself—continued. The senator from Kentucky also expressed his disapproval with Becerra’s recent comments likening those against the COVID-19 vaccine to flat-earthers.
Notably, the HHS Secretary expressed in one of his virtual appearances that it is the fault of unvaccinated individuals why more and more people are dying in the U.S. during the pandemic. “Because some ‘flat earthers,’ especially those in places of influence, choose to peddle fiction, we’re losing more of our loved ones today than we were a few months ago,” he pointed out.
Senator Paul stressed that he is not opting to get the COVID-19 vaccine because he believes his natural antibodies are more potent in fighting the virus. Then, to drive his message home, the senator from Kentucky asked Becerra if he had a medical degree or a science degree.
Secretary Becerra, who is a lawyer, replied that his background is in “health policy.”
Paul went on with his offense. “And yet you travel the country, calling people ‘flat earthers.’” The senator continued by saying that the HHS Secretary is “presuming” somehow to tell over 100 million Americans who survived COVID that “we have no right to determine our own medical care.”
“You, sir, are the one ignoring the science,” the senator related. “Quit lording it over people, acting as if these people are deplorable and unwashed.“ Paul reiterated that there is no more basic medical right than “deciding what we inject into our bodies.”
The heated exchange happened just days before an undercover journalist from Project Veritas exposed three high-ranking Pfizer scientists admitting the fact that naturally acquired immunity is much more robust, and that the vaccine itself might be not that safe as Pfizer wants us to believe.