Republican Senator Rand Paul called-out the censors at social media platforms like YouTube and Twitter this weekend; saying fact-checkers can “kiss my ***” after recent data showed him proven right on face masks and other COVID scientific claims.
“Does this mean snot-nosed censors at YouTube will come to my office and kiss my … and admit I was right?” posted Paul Saturday evening.
Paul was referring to a recent story from the New York Times that questioned the effectiveness of cloth masks in preventing COVID-19 and particularly the Omicron-variant.
From the NY Times:
The previous version of the recommendations said individuals may choose to use a disposable N95 respirator instead of a mask “when supplies are available.”
N95 respirators, so named because they can filter out 95 percent of all airborne particles when used correctly, were in short supply early in the pandemic. At the time, the C.D.C. and the World Health Organization both repeatedly said that ordinary citizens did not need to wear masks unless they were sick and coughing.
The C.D.C. also said regular surgical masks were “an acceptable alternative” for doctors and nurses when interacting with a patient infected with the coronavirus — a move that angered medical personnel.