Monday, January 15, 2024

Fauci Tells House COVID Panel He’s ‘not convinced’ Kids Suffered Learning Loss Due to Pandemic School Closures; COVID ‘6-feet’ Social Distancing ‘sort of just appeared,’ Likely Lacked Scientific Basis, Fauci Admits, and other C-Virus related stories

Fauci tells House COVID panel he’s ‘not convinced’ kids suffered learning loss due to pandemic school closures:
Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the top public health officials in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic, told House lawmakers on Tuesday he was “not convinced” that children suffered learning loss due to school closures his agency supported.
The former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director made the stunning admission on the second and final day of his 14-hour, closed-door interview with the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, according to two of its members.
“He says he’s still not convinced that there was learning loss — that in his view, that’s still really open for discussion,” Rep. Michael Cloud (R-Texas), who sits on the panel, told The Post.
“I think [if] you ask any parent, they’ll tell you it was a major hit on their child’s development,” Cloud added.
A member of former President Donald Trump’s White House Coronavirus Task Force and chief medical adviser to President Biden before his retirement at the end of 2022, Fauci repeatedly called for strict social distancing, masking and lockdowns but has frequently denied responsibility for the fallout.
“Show me a school that I shut down and show me a factory that I shut down. Never. I never did,” he told The New York Times Magazine in April 2023, when he was asked about his support for the “heavy-handed” policies.
“I gave a public health recommendation that echoed the CDC’s recommendation, and people made a decision based on that,” he said. “But I never criticized the people who had to make the decisions one way or the other.”
Cloud said Fauci had showed an “amazing ability to either forget what happened or then to find ways to shirk any sort of responsibility for the influence that was had,” during his marathon session.
​​“They wash their hands of any sort of responsibility, saying, ‘Oh, those decisions were made by school districts.’ But the school districts know, if you don’t follow the guidance that’s coming out of the federal government, you open yourselves up to lawsuits,” Cloud added. --->READ MORE HERE
COVID ‘6-feet’ social distancing ‘sort of just appeared,’ likely lacked scientific basis, Fauci admits:
Dr. Anthony Fauci confessed to lawmakers Tuesday that guidelines to keep six feet of separation ostensibly to limit the spread of COVID-19 — “sort of just appeared” without scientific input.
Fauci, 83, revealed to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic that the “six feet apart” recommendation championed by him and other US public health officials was “likely not based on scientific data,” according to Chairman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), who is also a physician.
Schools nationwide remained closed well into the second year of the pandemic as a result of the social distancing guidelines, which were disputed by both research studies and other health officials.
“It never struck me that six feet was particularly sensical in the context of mitigation,” Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health who served as President Biden’s COVID response coordinator for 15 months, told the New York Times in March 2021. “I wish the CDC would just come out and say this is not a major issue.”
Asked about a study in Massachusetts schools that found just three feet of distance between students resulted in “similar” COVID case rates, Fauci said the same month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was “very carefully” reviewing the data and would “likely” update them.
A top White House adviser to two presidential administrations, Fauci’s transcribed interview before the House COVID panel “revealed systemic failures in our public health system and shed light on serious procedural concerns with our public health authority,” according to Wenstrup.
Those “failures” included foisting vaccination mandates on schools and businesses. --->READ MORE HERE
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