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Fauci admits 6-foot COVID distancing rule ‘kind of came about’, blames CDC

Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s top COVID adviser during the pandemic, according to a transcript of an interview published by Republicans in January, acknowledged that the widely followed “six-foot” social distancing rule “came about in a way “. He added that there was no “scientific research” behind the rule. On Monday, Fauci appeared to defend his statements. He said the 6-foot rule came from the CDC.

Anthony Fauci testified Monday

Anthony Fauciup COVID adviser to President Joe Biden during the pandemic, according to a transcript released by Republicans of an interview in January, acknowledged that the widely observed “six feet” social distancing rule “kind of came about.” He added that there was no “scientific research” behind the rule.

The transcript was released hours before the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases testified at a House subcommittee hearing on the US response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the origins of the virus. On Monday, Fauci appeared to defend his statements. He said the 6-foot rule came from the CDC.

“It actually came from the CDC. The CDC was responsible for those kinds of guidelines for schools, not me,” Fauci said. He had, however, repeated the guidance several times during the pandemic.