June 23, 2024

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Rand Paul calls planned Fauci book ‘science fiction’

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulFauci to Chelsea Clinton: The ‘phenomenal amount of hostility’ I face is ‘astounding’ GOP’s attacks on Fauci at center of pandemic message Fox host claims Fauci lied to Congress, calls for prosecution MORE (R-Ky.) on Thursday called Anthony FauciAnthony FauciDelta variant’s UK dominance sparks concerns in US Overnight Health Care: FDA says millions of J&J doses from troubled plant must be thrown out | WHO warns Africa falling far behind in vaccinations | Top CDC official says US not ready for next pandemic Top CDC official warns US not ready for next pandemic MORE‘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.”

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.

“I just don’t understand what the problem is with him,” Fauci said in an interview after Paul accused the National Institutes of Health of sending funding to a lab in Wuhan. 

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.