The wife of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul bought stock in Gilead Sciences, a drug company which produces the COVID-19 treatment remdesivir, in the early days of the pandemic.
Senator Paul made the disclosure just this week, more than 16 months after he was legally required to do so. As a member of the Senate Health Committee, Paul was briefed on the emerging pandemic a month before the shares were purchased in February 2020. An aide for the senator claimed the disclosure was prepared last year and Rand Paul believed it had been submitted.
Meanwhile, YouTube suspended Senator Paul on Tuesday for one week for spreading misinformation, after he claimed in a video that masks are ineffective at protecting against COVID-19.
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