According to former US FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb, the social distancing rule followed worldwide is not based on 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 a recent interview, former US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said “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 further added, “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.”
Now as more and more people are getting immune, vaccinated and the count of cases is reducing, the CDC have given a bit of relaxation in the virus guidelines.
They said 3-foot distancing is safe for school-children. To this Gottlieb added that it is safe to even remove the masks now.
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) – a physician – doesn’t find it mandatory for a vaccinated person to wear a mask. However, the head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci still feels that masks should be mandatory.
“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. On this dispute between Dr. Fauci and Sen. Paul, 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 also feels that if all other health measures are in place, then 3-foot distancing is enough and effective in reducing the transmission.
In another interview with CNN, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said, “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.”
In an educational video created by the Liberty Coalition Canada in partnership with the Canadian Health Alliance, licensed medical professionals and doctors provide instructions on how to protect yourself without getting a COVID-19 vaccine shot.
Meanwhile, a Swedish epidemiology professor was forced to quit his research on coronavirus after he faced radical backlash on his findings that the coronavirus doesn’t possess a huge threat to children.
The professor also found that children were not using masks, while the other Swedish residents were simply encouraged to exercise social distancing. The findings directly undermines the political opinion on not to reopen the schools.
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