The next chapter in the rivalry between Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Dr. Fauci was written Thursday when Paul continually pressed Fauci over gain-of-function research during a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing to examine the road ahead for the COVID-19 response, focusing on the next steps.SHOW LESS
aniel Andrews (right) was called a ‘dictator’ in a hysterical ‘screaming match’ in the Victorian Parliament over his new pandemic management laws – as two polls show his popularity slipping. The controversial new laws allow the premier to declare a pandemic for an unlimited time and could see rulebreakers jailed for two years and fined up to $454,350. They also allow the Government to apply lockdowns and vaccine mandates to a ‘class of person’ such as the unvaccinated or workers with a certain type of job. In a heated debated in Parliament on Wednesday, which involved shouting across the chamber, shadow attorney-general Tim Smith (left) said: ‘This is nonsensical, it’s an abuse of power.