"The masks aren't working, social distancing's not working. What is my proof? The numbers. The numbers are going through the roof," Paul said.
"So all these mask mandates have had no effect on it," he continued. "The incidence of the virus has gotten worse since we've done lockdowns. We should not comfort ourselves with masks. We should push hard to get the vaccine released."
"I think it's ready to go for those who are willing to sign an informed consent and voluntarily take it," he said. "And I think millions of people would sign up, and we would very quickly get to a large enough number that people would be more satisfied with the safety... I would get it out there, I wouldn't wait."
"Fauci's talking about April. I think that's a terrible idea. He's going to keep us masked until the end of time, which does very little of anything to change the course of this. They're slowing the vaccine down, which is probably the only thing that can change the course," Paul said.