Last August, Senator Rand Paul was kicked off of YouTube’s popular platform for a week for questioning the medical value of cheap cloth masks. He is one of many commentators with serious credentials who have been suspended from media platforms for going against the COVID orthodoxy.
A spokesman for YouTube told NBC at the time that a video circulated by Paul represented misinformation on COVID protections. Paul had said in the video that ‘Most of the masks you get over the counter don’t work. They don’t prevent infection.’ He added that cloth masks, especially, do not work.
But last weekend, the Centers for Disease Control, in an update of its guidance now admits loosely woven cloth products provide the least protection. It is now urging people to “wear the most protective mask that you can that fits well and that you will wear consistently.”
Paul, a 1988 graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, tweeted a link to a story:
Does this mean snot-nosed censors at YouTube will come to my office and kiss my … and admit I was right?https://t.co/0BZ2HZHiZW
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 15, 2022
Don’t hold your breath, Dr. Paul.