6-foot “social distancing” rule was “arbitrary,” admits former FDA Commissioner

Former FDA Commissioner: Six Foot Social Distancing Rule Was ‘Arbitrary’


Former FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, admits that the 6 foot figure for social distancing was completely arbitrary and had no science behind it whatsoever. This is why schools were shut down since students could not be kept 6 feet apart. All for nothing. If parents were not angry before, this will set their hair on fire. ⁃ TN Editor

Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), admitted during an interview on Face the Nation that the six foot social distancing rule recommended by public health officials for months on end was actually “arbitrary in and of itself,” and he noted that “nobody knows where it came from.”

Speaking with Face the Nation’s Margaret Brennan, Gottlieb discussed the rules and risks early in the pandemic, explaining that the Trump administration shifted its focus to the impact lockdowns and rules would have on the economy and children.

“My view is that they were sold on the idea that you weren’t going to be able to really affect the spread and that anything you did was just going to have so many repercussions in terms of impact on children who might not be in school. Impact on the economy, that the costs were worse than the disease,” he said, explaining that schools were a “perfect example of the lack of effective policymaking.”

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