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Dr. Fauci admits he ‘made up’ 6-foot Covid social distancing and masking rule

Dr. Fauci admits he 'made up' 6-foot Covid social distancing and masking rule
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Dr. Anthony Fauci reveals that the six-foot social distancing rule and other measures to ‘protect’ Americans from COVID were made up, Daily Mail reported.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says six foot social distancing was made up, no scientific evidence supporting the rule

Republicans released the full transcript of their sit-down interview with Fauci from January just days before his highly-anticipated public testimony on Monday.

“It just sort of appeared,” Fauci confessed. “I don’t recall, like, a discussion of whether it should be 5 or 6 or whatever.”

During the interview, Fauci was questioned about the origin of the widely adopted six-foot social distancing guideline, which was enforced in businesses and classrooms nationwide. However, he couldn’t remember where this particular recommendation came from.

In the discussion, Fauci, the previous head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), mentioned that the science regarding masking children was uncertain. When asked if he had examined any studies or data supporting this practice, Fauci replied, “You know, I might have.” But afterward, he conceded he couldn’t remember doing so specifically.

As per the transcript, the Majority Counsel inquired about the studies released since the pandemic started. Particularly those focusing on learning setbacks and speech development challenges linked to young children wearing masks.

Fauci’s testimony and studies highlight negative impacts of COVID measures on children

The effects of children’s learning setbacks and social challenges have been extensively studied. A National Institute of Health (NIH) study described the consequences of mask use on students’ literacy and learning as ‘very negative.’ Additionally, another NIH study revealed that social distancing led to ‘depression, generalized anxiety, acute stress, and intrusive thoughts’ among individuals.

Before the committee, Fauci also admitted that the vaccine mandates implemented during the pandemic, PostMillenial reported. Regardless of individuals’ natural immunity status, could have contributed to a rise in vaccine hesitancy for the future. He even conceded that these mandates hadn’t been adequately researched before the pandemic.

“I think one of the things that we really need to do after the fact, now, to — you know, after-the-game, after-the-event evaluation of things that need to be done. We really need to take a look at the psyche of the country, have maybe some social-type studies to figure out, does the mandating of vaccines in the way the country’s mental framework is right now. Does that actually cause more people to not want to get vaccinated, or not? I don’t know. But I think that’s something we need to know,” Fauci concluded.


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