UPDATED 9:40 AM PT – Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Americans to expect a “flood” of COVID-19 vaccine mandates once the FDA has fully approved the vaccines. The chief medical adviser to Joe Biden said while the mandates weren’t expected to happen at the federal level, schools and other institutions would likely require people to be vaccinated before entering.
However, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) insisted Fauci was not to be trusted. He added the doctor has been proven wrong time and time again.
“I have been telling everyone for a year now, Dr. Fauci and other public health bureaucrats were not following the science,” he stated. “I have been proving right time and time again, but I’m not the only one who is fed up. I can’t go anywhere these days without people coming up and thanking me for standing up to them.”
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) August 9, 2021
So far, the three vaccines administered in America have only received emergency authorization from the FDA. Fauci said he remained hopeful the FDA would fully approve the vaccines within the coming weeks.