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Dr. Fauci says he wore a mask to avoid ‘giving mixed signals’

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National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Fauci appeared on “Good Morning America” Tuesday, to say he only wore a mask after being vaccinated to maintain his image. This comes after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that vaccinated persons are not required to continue wearing a mask.

Anchor George Stephanopoulos asked Fauci how he’s changed his personal mask policy. And the response was something many have thought all along: for theater. He said he had been wearing a mask despite being vaccinated because of his position.

“I didn’t want to look like I was giving mixed signals,” Fauci said. “But being a fully vaccinated person, the chances of my getting infected in an indoor setting is extremely low.”

“That’s why in indoor settings now, I feel comfortable about not wearing a mask,” he admitted.

Just in March, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) accused Fauci of such during a hearing. “You parade around in a mask for show,” Paul said to Fauci.

RELATED: Rand Paul: ‘Dr. Fauci needs to put up or shut up’

“You have the vaccine and you’re wearing two masks, isn’t that theater?” Paul asked Fauci

“Here we go again with the theater,” Fauci replied, sounding frustrated. He ended the discussion by reiterating: “Let me just state for the record masks are not theater. Masks are protective.”

But now he’s changed his tune. Paul, for his part, contracted the virus last year. Ever since, he’s refused to get a vaccine, one of three U.S. senators that remain unvaccinated. He also reportedly walks around maskless in the Capitol.

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TN Republican introduces legislation to fight opioid shipments into U.S.

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Tennessee Republican Representative Diana Harshbarger is attempting to fight the opioid crisis and epidemic through new legislation. Introduced Friday, Harshbarger told the Daily Caller:

The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the legislation, which addresses what Harshbarger calls a “loophole.” The legislation amends the Controlled Substances Act to specifically require registrants to investigate reports of suspicious orders of controlled substances and halt them if necessary. Under the version of the act currently in force, drug manufacturers and distributors are only required to report suspicious orders of opioids and other controlled substances to the DEA.

“Breaking the opioid epidemic’s stranglehold on our nation is one of my foremost priorities. In an effort to do so, my colleagues and I have identified a loophole that allows distributors to continue order fulfillment, even under suspicious circumstances.”

“My bill closes that loophole with the requirements and guardrails needed to ensure these addictive and potentially dangerous drugs do not fall into the wrong hands while the DEA investigates. The future of our nation depends on us solving the addiction crisis, and this is a step towards that outcome” Harshbarger continued.

The Daily Caller reports:

According to a congressional report released in September, the opioid crisis cost the U.S. $1.5 trillion during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CDC says 93,331 people died from overdoses in the U.S. in 2020, the highest in 50 years. Opioid-related deaths made up nearly three-quarters of the total.

Pharmaceutical companies have been blamed for contributing to the opioid epidemic. The Department of Justice is currently suing the pharmaceutical company AmerisourceBergen over allegations the company failed to report suspicious orders of opioids to federal law enforcement.

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