Paul was trying to make sense of the praise that Dr. Anthony Fauci was giving New York for their handling of the pandemic.
“The people we are lauding are actually making catastrophic decisions,” he said. “I think Gov. Cuomo should be impeached … for the disastrous decision he made to send patients with coronavirus back to nursing homes. … Virtually half his people who died were in nursing homes”
New York had nearly 6,500 deaths from nursing home and long-term care facilities.
New York instituted lockdown measures (unless of course you were a protester) and still had the worst death rate of any place during a lockdown, in the world.
"New York had a lockdown and had 30,000 people die. New York had the worst death rate of any place in the world amidst a lockdown. So perhaps a lockdown didn't do any good, and perhaps a lockdown killed our economy but didn't do anything to stem the tide of a virus."
Cuomo shot back and tried to turn the tide against the southern states by making it about the federal budget, but Paul added some statistics that put the risk in terms people need to understand.
He added that people need to assess their own risks with regards to the coronavirus and they need to be realistic about it.
"those under 18, the risk of mortality is about one in a million or a little bit less. For those ages 18 to 45, it's about 10 out of 100,000 for the mortality. "Under age 45, this disease we're looking at is less dangerous than the seasonal flu. Above age 45, it's more dangerous than the seasonal flu"
Paul also questioned the approach of Dr. Fauci as he has been somewhat of an alarmist in his approach to how the public should handle this outbreak.
Read more on this at The Hill.