Dr. Fauci Confesses 6-Foot Social Distancing Rule Emerged Without Basis: Closed-Door Testimony


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Despite how stringently-enforced many of the CDC rules were during the COVID-19 pandemic, during the pandemic and now in retrospect, many have questioned the validity of those policies. One of them was for individuals to maintain six feet of so-called “social distancing” from their neighbors. On Wednesday, the White House’s top doctor throughout the pandemic – who promoted the social distancing rule – reportedly stated that the six-foot rule wasn’t really based on anything.

Townhall reports of the House Republicans’ Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, “The Committee, led by chairman Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), dove into 14 hours of testimony where Fauci acknowledged that his six-foot social distancing recommendation ‘was likely not based on any data.” 

“It just sort of appeared,” the GOP-led Committee wrote, quoting Fauci. “Dr. Fauci acknowledged that the lab-leak hypothesis is not a conspiracy theory.” 

Nearly four years after civilization collapsed due to Democrats pushing a mostly non-life-threatening virus, Fauci suggested that his “recommendations”—AKA mandates— were based on the desire to control the sheep, which proved that the majority of society is obedient and uninformed. 

The Committee revealed that Fauci “advised American universities to impose vaccine mandates on their students,” despite the former NIH director admitting that vaccine mandates could “increase vaccine hesitancy in the future.”

“This comes nearly four years after prompting the publication of the now infamous ‘Proximal Origin’ paper that attempted to vilify and disprove the lab-leak hypothesis,” the Committee wrote. 

While we should take reports from closed-door meetings with a grain of salt – hey, why are Republicans keeping this process a secret anyway? – if true, they provide a view into how government works.

Maybe more importantly, they provide a view into how bureaucrats view their subjects taxpayers.

Rep. Westrup wrote in his findings, “During his interview today, Dr. Fauci claimed that the policies and mandates he promoted may unfortunately increase vaccine hesitancy for years to come. Further, the social distancing recommendations forced on Americans ‘sort of just appeared’ and were likely not based on scientific data.”

Indeed, these new reports dovetail with what we’ve already heard: Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former FDA Commissioner during the Trump administration, called six feet “arbitrary.”