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Jan 11

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Social distancing, a term that’s well known from the COVID-19 pandemic, urges individuals to maintain a six-foot distance from others to prevent spread of the virus. However, there are questions surrounding what prompted public officials to advocate for the measure.

The chairman of the House the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, following a two-day closed-door interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, asserts that the doctor appears uncertain despite being considered the nation’s trusted source for information.

“Dr. Fauci claimed that the ‘6 feet apart’ social distancing recommendation promoted by federal health officials was likely not based on any data,” Chairman Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, said in a statement Wednesday, Jan. 10. “He characterized the development of the guidance by stating ‘it sort of just appeared.'”

On the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, the agency still advises “space and distance” when protecting yourself and others from COVID-19, but a specific distance is not indicated.

During the testimony to Republican lawmakers, Fauci also reportedly said vaccine mandates may increase vaccine hesitancy in the future, while for the first time revealing his conversations where he instructed universities to impose vaccine requirements.

As Straight Arrow News previously reported, Fauci, during questioning about the origins of COVID-19, reportedly admitted the lab leak theory is not a conspiracy theory or out of the realm of possibility.

Overall, Rep. Wenstrup said the hearing uncovered “drastic and systemic failures in America’s public health systems.”

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[LAUREN TAYLOR]

SOCIAL DISTANCING.

IT’S AN-ALL-TOO-FAMILIAR TERM–

REMINDING US OF THE HISTORIC PRECAUTIONS TAKEN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

FROM SIGNS PLASTERED ALL OVER STORES AND OFFICE–

TO PUBLIC TRANSIT… MARKING SIX FEET OF DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE PERSON CLOSEST TO YOU…

BUT WAS IT NECESSARY?

WHAT MADE PUBLIC OFFICIALS URGE THIS STEP TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS?

TURNS OUT–

THE DOCTOR THE NATION RELIED ON FOR ANSWERS–

DOESN’T KNOW.

AT LEAST ACCORDING TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE PANEL THAT JUST SPENT TWO DAYS INTERVIEWING DR. ANTHONY FAUCI BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

BRAD WENSTRUP, CHAIRMAN OF THE SELECT SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SAID WEDNESDAY THAT FAUCI ADMITTED SOCIAL DISTANCING, SPECIFICALLY SIX FEET OF SPACE, RECOMMENDED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, WAS NOT LIKELY BASED ON SCIENTIFIC DATA.

FAUCI REPORTEDLY TOLD THE COMMITTEE, THE GUIDANCE “SORT OF JUST APPEARED.”

LOOKING AT THE C-D-C WEBSITE–

THE AGENCY STILL ADVISES “SPACE AND DISTANCE” …

WHEN PROTECTING YOURSELF AND OTHERS FROM COVID-19–

BUT A SPECIFIC DISTANCE IS NOT INDICATED.

THE FORMER WHITE HOUSE ADVISER ALSO REPORTEDLY TESTIFIED–

VACCINE MANDATES MAY INCREASE VACCINE HESITANCY IN THE FUTURE…

WHILE FOR THE FIRST-TIME PUBLICLY REVEALING HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH UNIVERSITIES IN WHICH HE TOLD THEM TO IMPOSE VACCINE REQUIREMENTS.

AND AS STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED…

FAUCI, DURING QUESTIONING ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF COVID-19 ADMITTED THE LAB-LEAK THEORY IS NOT A CONSPIRACY THEORY AND IS NOT OUT OF THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY.

OVERALL, WENSTRUP SAID, THE HEARING UNCOVERED “DRASTIC AND SYSTEMIC FAILURES IN AMERICA’S PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEMS.”