Rand Paul calls planned Fauci book ‘science fiction’
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday called Anthony Fauci’s planned book on the coronavirus pandemic “science fiction.”
The book developed by National Geographic, titled “Expect the Unexpected: Ten Lessons on Truth, Service, and the Way Forward,” was taken off Amazon and other sites as a spokesperson told The Hill it “was prematurely posted for pre-sale.”
“Oh, I don’t know. I think they should publish it,” Paul tweeted. “I love science fiction.”
Oh, I don’t know. I think they should publish it.
I love science fiction.https://t.co/2ANc8IBTgs
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 3, 2021
Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, and Paul have clashed multiple times before over the necessity of wearing masks and the origins of the coronavirus.
Fauci came under criticism after the announcement of the book as many accused him of making money from the pandemic.
“He will not earn any royalties from its publication or from the upcoming documentary,” the spokesperson for National Geographic said.
Paul has stated he is not getting the coronavirus vaccine due to the “natural immunity” he has from having the virus in March 2020.
“Until they show me evidence that people who have already had the infection are dying in large numbers or being hospitalized or getting very sick, I just made my own personal decision that I’m not getting vaccinated because I’ve already had the disease and I have natural immunity,” Paul said.
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