Paul: COVID Survivors Should “Throw Away Masks”

The Independent reports:

Covid-19 survivors should throw away their masks and “celebrate”, according to a pro-Trump Republican senator in the US, despite rising case numbers and there being no proof that a prior infection can keep you safe from the virus.

“We have 11 million people in our country who have already had Covid. We should tell them to celebrate. We should tell them to throw away their masks, go to restaurants, and live again because these people are now immune,” Mr Paul told Fox News.

The Kentucky senator’s advice is not in accordance with the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which states that “some reinfections are expected”.