Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb admitted last week that this whole “six-feet distancing” practice has no science whatever backing it up.
Worse, he says that the practice has been one of the worst, costliest part of the response to the supposed pandemic.
Gottlieb revealed his position of the practice the same day the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its updated guidance in which they claimed that we can all go to 3 feet in distance from each other, now.
Speaking on CNBC’s Closing Bell, Gottlieb said the 6-foot social distancing requirement is not “based on clear science.”
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“The 6-foot distancing requirement has probably been the single costliest mitigation tactic we’ve employed in response to COVID,” Gottlieb told the host.
“And it really wasn’t based on clear science,” he added. “We implemented it early on based on an assumption coronavirus was going to spread like influenza, and there had been some prior research that flu spread predominately through droplets, and if you stated 6 feet apart from people, it reduced droplet transmission.”
But then they found that COVID was spread through droplets and aerosols.
“So, probably 6 feet isn’t as effective as it would be if this was purely droplet transmission,” Gottlieb exclaimed. “I think the fact that we’ve probably over-relied on a flu-based model caused us to under appreciate the role of aerosol transmission, and probably caused us to overestimate contaminated surfaces as a source of spread. It probably caused us to underestimate the utility of high-quality masks in reducing transmission. It probably caused us to overestimate the impact of distancing to 6 feet.”
“We should have re-adjudicated this much earlier,” Gottlieb said.
— CNBC's Closing Bell (@CNBCClosingBell) March 19, 2021
But even Gottlieb did not note to viewers that the the whole six-feet distancing concept is not built on modern science. It was first conceived by so-called scientists back in the late 1800s, when science was far more like quackery instead of science.
The fact is, this whole nonsense is just that.
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