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Title: FLASHBACK: Sen. Rand Paul condemns mandatory vaccines: We should not give up our liberty for a 'false sense of security'
Post by: YoNews on May 18, 2019    07:16:03 PM
FLASHBACK: Sen. Rand Paul condemns mandatory vaccines: We should not give up our liberty for a 'false sense of security'

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Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday railed against government-mandated vaccines, suggesting they infringe on personal rights, during a congressional hearing on immunizations' role in protecting the public from preventable diseases like the current measles outbreak sweeping parts of the country. Paul (R-Ky.), a doctor, said he and his children are vaccinated and that he believes the benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks. "But I still do not favor giving up on liberty for a false sense of security," Paul said during the Senate health committee hearing, where he was the only lawmaker to raise doubts over vaccinations. Paul, who made similar comments during his 2016 presidential bid, argued that vaccines aren't always effective - pointing to the seasonal influenza vaccines that protect only against certain strands - and said it is "wrong to say there are no risks to vaccines," drawing applause from anti-vaccination advocates attending the hearing.
Source: FLASHBACK: Sen. Rand Paul condemns mandatory vaccines: We should not give up our liberty for a 'false sense of security' (https://www.sott.net/article/413326-Sen-Rand-Paul-condemns-mandatory-vaccines-We-should-not-give-up-our-liberty-for-a-false-sense-of-security)