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Dr. Anthony Fauci wears a face mask as he waits to testify before a House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci and Senator Rand Paul engaged in a public showdown over the origins of the coronavirus pandemic
  • Fauci and Paul, on several occasions, have argued on the issue of the virus in several Senate hearings
  • Paul alleged Fauci was aware of and played a role in the development of the COVID-19 virus

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Anthony Fauci is the Chief Medical Advisor to the US President. (Photo Credits: AP/PTI)

  • Senator Paul got infected with COVID-19 last year in March
  • Fauci says COVID-19 variants are 'good reason for a mask'
  • Individuals who have received the vaccine are advised to still wear masks as per CDC

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Rand Paul is a Republican Senator from the state of Kentucky (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Senator Paul asked about "genital mutilation" and "gender dysphoria"
  • Dr. Levine said that a variety of aspects need to be considered while treating minors
  • If confirmed, Dr. Levine will be the first openly transgender federal official who will be confirmed by the US Senate