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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, invoked the imagination of the all-powerful church of the medieval era when he declared on CBS News, “I represent science,” medical doctor and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Monday. Commented on “Granthshala News Primetime”. ,

Paul, a doctor of ophthalmology who has clashed with Brooklyn immunologists in Senate hearings several times in recent months, told Granthshala News that Fauci’s announcement was the latest example of his self-critical view of himself.

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“When a government bureaucrat has the audacity and arrogance to say that they all represent science, then we should go the other way,” he told host Pete Hegseth. “It conjures up images of the medieval Church and their suppression of science. Science has nothing to do with adhering to any sort of government dogma.”

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Paul said that Americans, however, should listen closely to Fauci because most of his public comments and requests are not primarily scientific:

“He’s not talking about a study on this or a study on that. He’s talking about ‘wearing a mask’.” When you talk about the peer-reviewed study of masks, the one done in Denmark showed [masking edicts] Didn’t work,” the Republican lawmaker said.

Paul said in Sweden, 1.8 million children have not worn masks for the past two years and there have been “zero” COVID infections among them, with a relatively low rate among their class teachers.

“It turns out that teachers are just as infected as the rest of the public,” he said, adding that Fauci’s announcements are public policy and not scientific prescription.

On Sunday, Fauci told CBS that critics of the government mandate impart a “distinctive anti-science flavor” to their objections.

“If they get up and criticize science, no one will know what they’re talking about. But if they get up and actually fire their bullets at Tony Fauci, people can recognize that There’s a person there.”

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 04: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Valensky (L) and NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci walk before testifying before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.  Response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on November 04, 2021 in Washington, DC.

“So it’s easy to criticize. But they’re really criticizing science. Because I represent science.”

Earlier this year, Paul asked Fauci under oath if he would like to withdraw past Senate testimony on NIH support for the gain-of-function experiment in Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus originated.

Instead Fauci claimed that Paul “doesn’t know what”. [he] is talking about” and a controversial relationship remains between the pair.

In November, Paul told Fauci at another hearing that his agency had scoured references to the benefits of work from his website and that the bureaucrats “The protests… have become thinner“With the public.