Sen. Rand Paul said the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci owes every parent of school aged children in America an apology for his warnings about the effect of coronavirus on young children.
“Dr. Fauci owes [Rand Paul] an apology,” one of Paul’s Twitter followers said.
Paul responded: “No, he owes one to every single parent and school-age child in America. I told him this multiple times this summer.”
During the early days of the pandemic health officials including Dr. Fauci urged state leaders to be cautious about allowing students and teachers to return to the classroom during the pandemic.
“The default position should be to try as best as possible, within reason, to keep the children in school, to get them back to school,” Fauci said on ABC’s “This Week.” “If you look at the data, the spread among children and from children is not very big at all, not like one would have suspected. So let’s try to get the kids back. But let’s try to mitigate the things that maintain and push the kind of community spread we are trying to avoid. And those are the things you know well. The bars, the restaurants … those are the things that drive the community spread. Not the schools.”