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“In the pandemic, we were told to keep 6 feet apart. There’s no science to support that.”

In the pandemic, we were told to keep 6 feet apart. There’s no science to support that. Credit: Pete Voelker for The Washington Post.
  • Editor’s note: Even mainstream media is saying the truth out loud!

In the pandemic, we were told to keep 6 feet apart. There’s no science to support that.

In a congressional appearance, infectious-disease expert Anthony S. Fauci characterized the recommendation as “an empiric decision that wasn’t based on data.”

Excerpt from The Washington Post via MSN:

The nation’s top mental health official had spent months asking for evidence behind the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social distancing guidelines, warning that keeping Americans physically apart during the coronavirus pandemic would harm patients, businesses, and overall health and wellness.

Now, Elinore McCance-Katz, the Trump administration’s assistant secretary for mental health and substance use, was urging the CDC to justify its recommendation that Americans stay six feet apart to avoid contracting covid-19 — or get rid of it.

“I very much hope that CDC will revisit this decision or at least tell us that there is more and stronger data to support this rule than what I have been able to find online,” McCance-Katz wrote in a June 2020 memo submitted to the CDC and other health agency leaders and obtained by The Washington Post. “If not, they should pull it back.”

The CDC would keep its six-foot social distance recommendation in place until August 2022, with some modifications as Americans got vaccinated against the virus and officials pushed to reopen schools. Now, congressional investigators are set Monday [June 3] to press Anthony S. Fauci, the infectious-disease doctor who served as a key coronavirus adviser during the Trump and Biden administrations, on why the CDC’s recommendation was allowed to shape so much of American life for so long, particularly given Fauci and other officials’ recent acknowledgments that there was little science behind the six-foot rule after all.

“It sort of just appeared, that six feet is going to be the distance,” Fauci testified to Congress in a January closed-door hearing, according to a transcribed interview released Friday. Fauci characterized the recommendation as “an empiric decision that wasn’t based on data.”

Francis S. Collins, former director of the National Institutes of Health, also privately testified to Congress in January that he was not aware of evidence behind the social distancing recommendation, according to a transcript released in May.

Four years later, visible reminders of the six-foot rule remain with us, particularly in cities that rushed to adopt the CDC’s guidelines hoping to protect residents and keep businesses open. D.C. is dotted with signs in stores and schools — even on sidewalks or in government buildings — urging people to stand six feet apart.

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Vaccinated COVID Patients Died at Nearly Twice the Rate of Unvaccinated, Study Finds

Excerpt from The Defender:

A two-and-a-half-year peer-reviewed study by Ohio State University researchers found that among hospitalized COVID-19 patients, those who received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines had a significantly higher mortality rate than unvaccinated patients, even when accounting for age and comorbidities.

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were vaccinated against the virus died at nearly twice the rate compared to their unvaccinated counterparts, according to a two-and-a-half-year study conducted by researchers at Ohio State University.

The peer-reviewed study, published in February in the journal Frontiers in Immunology and covered last week by TrialSite News, found that age and comorbidities did not account for all of the observed mortality.

Researchers from multiple departments and institutes at the university, including the academic medical center’s facility, conducted the single-center study. Between May 2020 and November 2022, they enrolled 152 patients admitted to Ohio State University Hospital with acute respiratory failure.

Among the participants, 112 patients tested positive for COVID-19 and 40 patients tested negative. The COVID-19-positive group consisted of 23 vaccinated (vaxxed) and 89 unvaccinated (unvaxxed) individuals.

Among the unvaxxed COVID-19 patients, 46 were admitted before the approval of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and 43 were admitted after the vaccines became available.

While the mortality rates for non-COVID-19 patients were 36% (n=25) and 27% (n=15) for unvaxxed and vaxxed patients, respectively, the rates among COVID-19 patients were 37% (n=89) for unvaxxed patients and 70% (n=23) for vaxxed patients.

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+ The Defender: Why Did Journal Retract Study Showing COVID Vaccines May Cause Cancer? Emails Raise New Questions – An NIH scientist with ties to pharma and the Wuhan Institute of Virology oversaw the retraction of a 2021 peer-reviewed study linking COVID-19 vaccines to cancer risk, especially for women, according to emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

Posted by Steve on June 7, 2024 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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