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Is Rand Paul mixing up the vaccine message for COVID survivors?

This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News. Last week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) posted a Twitter thread asserting that people who have survived a covid-19 infection were unlikely to be reinfected and have better immunity against variants than those who have been vaccinated against — but not infected by — SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid.
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Sen. Rand Paul says Dr. Anthony Fauci should step down

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - In an interview with WBKO News, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said the country’s top infectious disease specialist should step down. Sen. Paul has famously sparred with Dr. Anthony Fauci during Senate committee hearings. Weeks ago, 3,200 pages of Fauci’s work emails from the early months...
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Sen. Rand Paul talks COVID-19, gas prices, Russia

Ky. state representative plans to pre-file bill to make Juneteenth a holiday. President Biden calls on all Americans to honor the fallen by defending democracy this Memorial Day. Politics. Indiana Attorney General attacks IU’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Updated: May. 27, 2021 at 11:50 AM EDT. Indiana Attorney General, Todd Rokita...
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Rand Paul praises Trump’s willingness to exit Syria: ‘It’s one of the reasons he won the election’

Sen. Rand Paul says critics of President Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria are acting like the U.S. should be “the world’s policeman.”. Defense Secretary James Mattis will exit the administration over policy differences with the commander in chief, but the Kentucky senator says its time let others deal with the Assad regime, ISIS terrorists, and a host of other security problems in the war-torn nation.
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Rand Paul to appear with Ohio Senate GOP candidate Mike Gibbons

Sen. Rand Paul is heading to Ohio this weekend to headline a pair of campaign events for U.S. Senate candidate Mike Gibbons. Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, is to appear Saturday with Mr. Gibbons at a “Take Back the Senate” event in downtown Cleveland and at a fundraiser for Mr. Gibbons later that day.
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Rand Paul latest in GOP to question 'democracy and majority rule'

About a month before Election Day 2020, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) raised a few eyebrows by declaring via social media that the United States is "not a democracy." The Utah Republican added soon after, "Democracy isn't the objective; liberty, peace, and prospefity [sic] are. We want the human condition to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that."
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Rand Paul is not a big fan of, uh, democracy?

(CNN) — Rand Paul has a very interesting view on American democracy: He's not a fan. "The idea of democracy and majority rule really is what goes against our history and what the country stands for," the Kentucky Republican Senator told The New York Times in a story published Monday. "The Jim Crow laws came out of democracy. That's what you get when a majority ignores the rights of others."
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Rand Paul offers an accidentally useful Jim Crow analogy in rationalizing his party’s illiberal shift

One of the most important lessons for Americans to take from the 2020 presidential election is the extent to which the will of voters is subject to revision. There are always checks on the power of the electorate, of course, including judicial review of measures passed by legislatures or directly by the people. The past year, though, has shown how elected officials, generally overt partisans, can similarly redirect the will of voters.