There is good news out there, and we’re not getting it," Paul said as Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Paul also zeroed in on recent comments Fauci made about restarting sporting events and herd immunity, asserting that “we shouldn’t presume that a group of experts somehow knows what’s best for everyone.”.
In May, Paul told Fauci that he should "have a little bit of humility" because he didn't know what was best for the economy.
In response to Paul's comments on Tuesday, Fauci said that he agreed with much of what senator said about officials conveying opinions without data.
I am completely unqualified to tell you whether you can play a sport or not," Fauci said Tuesday.
The exchange on Capitol Hill between Fauci and Paul comes as the U.S. experiences a resurgence in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations stemming from the disease, causing multiple states to pause reopening plans.
“We need to do something about that, and we need to do it very quickly," said Fauci. »