Former FDA Chief Says Social Distancing Mandate ‘Wasn’t Based on Clear Science’

March 21, 2021 Updated: March 21, 2021

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that the six-foot social distancing mandate that was employed across much of the United States and the world to deal with the CCP virus pandemic “wasn’t based on clear science.”

“This six-foot distancing requirement has probably been the single costliest mitigation tactic that we’ve employed in response to COVID … and it really wasn’t based on clear science. … We should have re-adjudicated this much earlier,” he said in an interview with CNBC.

Amid the relaxation of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus guidelines—including one from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) saying it’s safe for schoolchildren to have three-foot distancing—Gottlieb suggested that masks may also be safely removed.

“We now know that the vaccines dramatically reduce your chance of both contracting COVID and becoming symptomatic to the point where you are going to have a bad outcome; we also know it reduces asymptomatic disease and reduces transmission … we are seeing that in the data,” he said.

Gottlieb also was asked about a public dispute between Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who also is a physician, about whether masks should be worn after a recipient is vaccinated for the CCP virus, which causes the disease COVID-19.

“You’re telling everyone to wear a mask,” Paul told Fauci, who has faced increasing pushback over his statements in the press. “If we’re not spreading the infection, isn’t it just theater? You have the vaccine and you’re wearing two masks, isn’t that theater?”

Fauci responded by saying that “masks are not theater” and that he “totally disagree[s]” with Paul’s statement.

Gottlieb said “both [Paul and Fauci] made valid points,” but noted that “Senator Paul was right, we need to see light at the end of the tunnel and have guidance that prescribes an environment where people can start doing things again.”

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on March 19 that new studies have shown that in schools, three-foot distancing is sufficient if other health safeguards are in place. Studies have found that there is a low transmission of the virus in schools.

“These include universal and correct use of masks, physical distancing, hand washing, and respiratory etiquette, cleaning to maintain healthy facilities and diagnostic testing with rapid and efficient contact tracing in combination with isolation in quarantine and in collaboration with local health departments,” Walensky told CNN.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/former-fda-commissioner-says-social-distancing-mandate-wasnt-based-on-clear-science_3742844.html

2 thoughts on “Former FDA Chief Says Social Distancing Mandate ‘Wasn’t Based on Clear Science’

  1. Dr Fauci is in Bill Gates pocket and have to safe face by lying and being ridiculous in his answers. He worked with Dr Judith Milkovitz and he knows as well as Judith the real truth about the covid injeccion ( wich it is not a vaccine) and its after problems.
    I send copies of some articles about the opinion of professors asking BBC and CNN to set a plataform of discussion to clarify the situation for those who are so scared. I was then blocked from sensing any further e mails

  2. There is no evidence to support what he’s saying about the vaccines, and to me that completely negates everything else that he said. I would not share this article based on that one element alone.

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