Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted Dr. Anthony Fauci this week after new CDC data revealed 75% of children have had a previous COVID infection, giving them naturally acquired immunity.
From The Hill…
Almost 6 in 10 Americans have signs of previous COVID-19 infection, showing the widespread reach of the virus, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC study shows that the percentage of people testing positive for antibodies — an indication of previous COVID-19 infection — increased from about 34 percent in December to about 58 percent in February.
The rate of previous infection was even higher among children, at 75 percent among those age 11 years and under. The level was much lower, around 33 percent, among those over 65.
Paul shared the news on Twitter, saying “Tell Fauci to keep his hands off our children—no vaccine mandates! >75% of kids under 11 already have naturally acquired immunity!”
Tell Fauci to keep his hands off our children—no vaccine mandates! >75% of kids under 11 already have naturally acquired immunity! https://t.co/jZk3yI3j9R
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 26, 2022
The CDC stressed in its report that ““[Testing positive for antibodies] should not be interpreted as protection from future infection. Vaccination remains the safest strategy for preventing complications from [COVID-19] infection, including hospitalization among children and adults.”