Holy cow! Senator Rand Paul eviscerate Dr. Fauci during a Senate hearing.
Dr. Fauci was fuming during a Senate hearing after Rand Paul used peer reviewed studies to question Fauci’s policy on mask wearing for those who have already been infected and those who have been fully vaccinated.
Paul pointed out the various studies that have shown that a persons immune system who has survived COVID or been completely vaccinated have so far shown fantastic immunity to the virus.
Senator Paul also accused Fauci of “theater” for double masking despite being immune and challenged him to point to one study that shows mass reinfections occurred in those who are fully vaccinated or who had survived the disease. Fauci couldn’t name one, got visibly angry and started talking about variants. Paul then pressed him and Fauci stalled until Paul ran out of time.
.@RandPaul evicerates Dr. Fauci over the “theater” of requiring Americans already immune from Covid to continue wearing masks.
Fauci’s ultimate rebuttal: “I totally disagree with you” pic.twitter.com/Ea0utSRUAb
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 18, 2021
One of the peer reviewed studies Senator Rand Paul (who was a real practicing doctor) showed that so far immunes systems that have COVID antibodies have had a fantastic memory. One study found that in some cases eight months after infection the body ramps up even more blockers to stop the coronavirus.
According to researchers:
The study involved 254 samples from 188 COVID-19 cases, including 43 samples at 6 to 8 months after infection. Fifty-one subjects in the study provided longitudinal blood samples, allowing for both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of SARS-CoV-2–specific immune memory. Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 spike and receptor binding domain (RBD) declined moderately over 8 months, comparable to several other reports. Memory B cells against SARS-CoV-2 spike actually increased between 1 month and 8 months after infection. Memory CD8+ T cells and memory CD4+ T cells declined with an initial half-life of 3 to 5 months. This is the largest antigen-specific study to date of the four major types of immune memory for any viral infection.
In conclusion, researchers said that without a doubt a person is immune from getting reinfected six months after infection/vaccination with a strong likelihood that antibodies would continue to prevent reinfection much longer. Note the study was published in January of this year which is only nine months into the pandemic, so more research will be required.
Dr. Fauci had no explanation for this study.