(Daily Caller) Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky grilled Dr. Anthony Fauci about government recommendations regarding COVID-19 booster shots for children during a Senate hearing Thursday, claiming Fauci’s approach was “conjecture.”
Paul lambasted Fauci, who serves as chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, after Fauci admitted “not enough data” had been gathered to conclude that booster shots reduced hospitalizations or deaths for children. Fauci also did not mention any studies that proved booster shots for children were needed. (RELATED: Fauci Admits Fight Over Travel Mask Mandate Is All About Hoarding Power)
“That’s not science, that’s conjecture, and we should not be making public policy on it,” Paul said after asking whether children needed as many as 100 booster shots. Children ages 0-17 comprise about 0.1% of deaths from COVID-19, according to data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).