VIDEO- Fauci grilled by Rep Joyce over six-foot social distancing guidelines during pandemic

03 June 2024- On Monday, Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) questioned former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci about his role in establishing the six-foot social distancing rule that brought devastating consequences for students and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In prior testimony before the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, Dr. Fauci testified that the 6-foot rule “sort of just appeared.” During today’s hearing, Dr. Joyce, a Member of the Select Subcommittee, pressed Dr. Fauci about this rule and the rule’s adverse long-term impacts on students and businesses across the United States.

“But once we realized that the virus was not spread by droplets and was aerosolized, did you feel any indication to go back to the CDC and say, ‘Let’s base this on science?’ This six-foot rule crippled businesses, it allowed students to say at home and not learn. Americans suffered. American suffering continues because of the fracture of trust between the American people and American scientists continues to this day,” asked Dr. Joyce.