At a virtual Senate committee hearing Tuesday on the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., challenged Dr. Anthony Fauci's belief that this fall might be too soon for schools to reopen.
Paul began his questioning by having Fauci affirm – contrary to the World Health Organization's claim – there is substantial evidence that, like most infectious diseases, people infected with the coronavirus develop an immunity to it.
The Kentucky senator, a practicing physician, then pointed to data from New York that the case-fatality rate for people infected with the coronavirus is near zero for children and 10 in 100,000 for people ages 18 to 45.
(REASON) The increasing possibility of a breakdown in the meat supply chain in the United States due to COVID-19 is prompting Rep. Thomas Massie (R–Ky.) to renew his push for a bill that would make it easier for small, independent slaughterhouses and meat processors to sell directly to consumers.
Large meatpacking plants across the country have shut down due to fears of COVID-19 outbreaks among workers, and less and less meat is making it to grocers and restaurants.