You still bump into the stickers from time to time: “Six Feet of Distance.” It’s weird and anachronistic at this point. No one pays any attention anymore. Still it would be nice to know where this came from. Oddly, we don’t really know.
Anthony Fauci was asked this question this week in U.S. House hearings on the COVID response.
Incredibly, he didn’t really know how this came about.
“It just sort of appeared,” he
told the subcommittee, which was an unusual answer since he otherwise
said 100 times that he could not remember anything. Here, however, he
admits there was never any science behind it.
That’s extremely peculiar.
This rule governed all social interaction for two years and more.
wrecked every manner of things, made people feel diseased and isolated,
made meetings impossible, and gave rise to a whole ritual of
interaction that was utterly alien to the normal human way, including
elbow bumps and water-gun baptisms.
It was why schools were so
delayed in reopening. They could not guarantee that students would stay
apart. It’s why airports were so crowded. Everyone was trying to avoid
everyone else. It’s why park benches were roped off, why restroom stalls
were operating at 50 percent, and why you could not hold weddings and
funerals. This stuff was enforced at all levels of society.
yet here is the “nation’s leading infectious disease scientist” who
took charge of the pandemic response saying that he has no idea where
this idea came from.
Back in March 2021, the New York Times, of all egregious venues, got curious
about this too. Reporter Emily Anthes asked around the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the mandate and the science
She quotes Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.
never struck me that six feet was particularly sensical in the context
of mitigation. I wish the C.D.C. would just come out and say this is not
a major issue.”
She wrote that the origin of the six-foot distancing recommendation is something of a mystery.
“It’s almost like it was pulled out of thin air,” said Linsey Marr, an expert on viral transmission at Virginia Tech University.
The journal Clinical and Infectious Diseases even did a large study
comparing six feet and three feet of distance. It was published in
March 2021. The authors found no statistically significant difference in
infection rates. None. They concluded:
physical distancing requirements can be adopted in school settings with
masking mandates without negatively affecting student or staff safety.”
Nothing happened. We were stuck with six feet.
Once it became an enforced ritual, nothing mattered.
Now we know that not even Anthony Fauci knows where it came from.
come on. Someone had to order this. Who did it? Some low-level
bureaucrat? Someone yet unnamed? Whoever it is knows who he or she is.
Lots of people know. But no one is speaking up. It seems like there
should be a way to get to the bottom of this.
likely, it resulted from nothing but irrational germophobia and a
made-up way to satiate that impulse. But consider this: one person’s
personal eccentricity thus became a rule for the whole nation and world,
without a single study to say nothing of a vote or opinion poll. It was
just cray cray on mega-steroids, and yet some vendors became very rich
printing signs and stickers for millions of businesses, churches,
airports, and schools around the country.
It probably happened like the sudden mask mandate in St. Louis, Missouri, last week.
Some low-level bureaucrat said it should be done and it was done. There
was outrage all around, which is very good news. Beautifully, the whole
thing was repealed in 24 hours, and the person who caused all this to
happen was ridiculed and denounced. How dare she presume to tell
everyone else what to do?
Well, that kind of thing ruled us for
two years and longer, just bureaucrats making stuff up. Some of it was
impractical but it was also very expensive and damaging. For example,
the Plexiglas that suddenly went up everywhere actually trapped
pathogens into smaller spaces and inhibited ventilation, in
contradiction to their other mandates. Arguably, this mandate made the
spread worse. It certainly didn’t mitigate the virus.
seems as if all these edicts were sort of busy work to keep us alarmed
and occupied with stupid antics until the virus arrived. That’s
why Fauci didn’t care about them. It’s why the CDC wasn’t particularly
interested in the supposed science behind any of this stuff. There never
was any science. It was nothing but the imposition of irrational capers
on the population to mark time until the great shot arrived. To top it
off, the shot didn’t work!
Looking back—and many people don’t want
to look back because it is too painful—it seems as if the whole of the
public was sold a bill of goods in the name of science. It was baloney
no matter which way you slice it. Some of us knew it at the time and
called it out. We were denounced, attacked, and censored for saying so.
it any wonder that government, media, and science generally are in
complete disrepute today, across the whole population and all over the
This is why there needs to be some discovery and accountability. We need to know where this stuff came from.
didn’t come from the air or clouds. It was a decision made by human
beings, somewhere and based on something. We should know what it is.
If Fauci doesn’t know, who does?
The CDC has had three heads during this time: Robert Redfield, Rochelle
Walensky, and now Mandy Cohen. They should tell all they know. If they
don’t know, they should name the names of others who they think might
have done this. Then Congress should ask those people and get them to
say who they think it is. We should do this with every single idiotic
protocol issued during that period, whether six feet, masks, sanitizer,
one-way grocery isles, church closures, Plexiglas, and anything else.
The deeper truth is that the entire paradigm is drawn from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) response to SARS-1 in 2003, which was then embraced by the World Health Organization (WHO).
That’s its real origin: it is a communist tactic of political control using infectious disease as the excuse.
This stuff traumatized the nation and the world. It broke everything. Now
we have doors flying off airplanes only to find out later that the
manufacturer had to lay off lots of mechanics during lockdowns. We have
political upheaval in Ecuador, which had very hard lockdowns that
demoralized everyone. We have huge absenteeism in public schools
everywhere because the kids can no longer be bothered to go to class. We
have a massive shortage of actual workers who know how to do stuff
because they gave up and retired.
The lockdowns and everything
associated with them utterly broke the world. The COVID response set the
whole of the civilized world on fire. At the very least, we are owed an
explanation for all this, starting with six feet of distance. If we
cannot get to the bottom of where this came from, there’s no hope for
sorting out the rest of the rigamarole. The investigations have to start somewhere. They should not stop for at least 5–10 years!
CNN Anchor Claims Dangerous Filthy Slums in America Are ‘Vibrant Expressions of Democracy’
CNN host Fareed Zakaria aired an astonishing rant this past
weekend arguing that major US cities are filthy and dangerous because of
“democracy,” and that makes them more “vibrant.”
Zakaria was attempting to provide a counter argument to Tucker
Carlson’s recent report that Russia’s subways are nicer than America’s.
Modernity.news reports: “American cities are expressions of democracy,” Zakaria asserted, claiming they are “places where people have to negotiate differences and find ways to live together, that makes them messier and dirtier and sometimes chaotic.”
He then argued “perhaps that is what has made these cities so vibrant and innovative, and why they have been at the forefront in making America the country that leads the world in economics, technology, culture and power.”
Is rampant crime, homelessness, and drug use part of said vibrancy?
Fact check. American cities were not shit holes when the country emerged as the envy of the world.
Zakaria continued, “Carlson speaks enviously of cities like Tokyo, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and they are indeed wonderful in their own distinctive ways. But what’s striking about all of them is that they are somewhat tame and subdued. The product of authoritarian governments or conformist culture, or both. American cities are different.”
He appears to be seriously claiming that you cannot have a clean and safe city without some kind of evil dictatorship overseeing it.
Zakaria continued “Carlson put forward a bizarre hodgepodge of assertions he thought the architecture, food and service in Moscow was better than in any American city. Really? Moscow?”
“Outside of a small historic center, it is filled with drab Soviet era concrete buildings. And while the food in Moscow can be quite good…Better than New York or San Francisco? You need to get out more” Zakaria concluded.
Has he been to San Francisco lately?
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