Fauci Reveals Six-Foot Distancing During Pandemic Not Based on Science
Dr. Anthony Fauci, following a two-day closed-door interrogation by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, reportedly conceded that the widely adopted six-foot social distancing guideline during the early stages of the pandemic lacked a scientific foundation.
Led by Chairman Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), the committee summarized Tuesday's session, bringing the total questioning hours over both days to 14, as reported by lawmakers.
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Fauci, in Tuesday's session, acknowledged that the six-foot distancing recommendation "was likely not based on any data," with the committee quoting him as saying, "It just sort of appeared."
Highlights from the session included Fauci affirming that the lab-leak hypothesis is not a conspiracy theory, a revelation nearly four years after the controversial 'Proximal Origin' paper attempted to refute this theory.
Fauci further admitted that vaccine mandates could potentially increase hesitancy, despite advising American universities to impose such mandates on students.
The committee further revealed Fauci's support for former President Donald Trump's travel restrictions from China but noted his attempts to manipulate the definition of a "lab-leak" to downplay the inaccuracies of the 'Proximal Origin' paper.
Chairman Wenstrup commented on the clarity that emerged during Fauci's testimony, emphasizing Fauci's admission that policies and mandates he endorsed might contribute to long-term vaccine hesitancy.
Wenstrup concluded that the transcribed interview exposed systemic failures in the public health system and highlighted serious procedural concerns with the public health authority.
He emphasized the need for future pandemic responses to be guided by scientific facts and conclusive data, pointing out that dissenting opinions were often either disregarded or suppressed in the current scenario.
In Monday's session, the committee disclosed Fauci's claim of not recalling details related to "pertinent COVID-19 information or conversations" on more than 100 occasions.
The concerning information will certainly lead to more questions over how the Covid rule came into place along with other concerns during the pandemic.