Dr. Fauci admits that COVID-19 social distancing rules were “made up”

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Published: 2024-06-03 14:00

Last Updated: 2024-07-13 15:19


Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. (December 1, 2021) (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. (December 1, 2021) (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former Chief Medical Advisor for US President Joe Biden and the talisman of COVID-19’s preventive measures and lockdowns, said that the “six foot social distancing” rule was made up and “sort of just appeared”, adding that it did not contribute much to slow the spread of the virus.

Fauci’s statements were made in January to the US House select subcommittee on the Coronavirus pandemic, after which Republicans recently put out the full transcript of their interview with him.

Fauci told the committee that the six foot social distancing rule “sort of just appeared” and that he was not able to recall how it came about.

“I was not aware of any studies in fact, that would be a very difficult study to do,” Fauci also said when asked if he recalls “reviewing any studies or data supporting masking for children?”

The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis was established by the US House of Representatives on April 23, 2020 to examine all issues related to the pandemic such as the efficiency, effectiveness, equity, and transparency of the use of taxpayer funds; the implementation or effectiveness of any Federal law applied; reports of waste, fraud, abuse, price gouging, profiteering, or other abusive practices related to the coronavirus crisis; and others.

Dr. Fauci is set to make a highly anticipated public testimony on Monday, as republicans will grill him on the Covid restrictions he adopted.