Paul Refuses To Wear Mask At Hearing: “I’m Immune”

The Washington Post reports:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) attended Tuesday’s Senate session without wearing a face mask, declaring that he has immunity from the coronavirus — even though experts remain uncertain as to whether recovered covid-19 patients are actually immune to the disease.

Asked earlier Tuesday why he was not wearing a mask, Paul cited the fact that he had previously tested positive for the virus. “I have immunity,” Paul told reporters at the Capitol. “I’ve already had the virus. So I can’t get it again, and I can’t give it to anybody.”

When pressed about reports that a new, more contagious strain of the virus may make people more vulnerable to being reinfected, Paul dismissed the possibility and maintained that he has immunity. “I can’t get it again, nor can I transmit it,” he said. “So of all the people you’ll meet here, I’m about the only safe person in Washington.”

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