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Former FDA Commissioner: Six Foot Social
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… Nobody Knows Where It Came From’

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Posted By: earlybird, 9/20/2021 3:29:04 PM

Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), admitted during an interview on Face the Nation that the six foot social distancing rule recommended by public health officials for months on end was actually “arbitrary in and of itself,” and he noted that “nobody knows where it came from.” Speaking with Face the Nation’s Margaret Brennan, Gottlieb discussed the rules and risks early in the pandemic, explaining that the Trump administration shifted its focus to the impact lockdowns and rules would have on the economy and children. “My view is that they were sold on the idea that you weren’t going to be able to really affect

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 9/20/2021 3:31:09 PM (No. 920915)
Ad this, from the people who know everything.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 9/20/2021 3:34:39 PM (No. 920919)
It was never about health... It was always about control. Trump got played. (But I can't really blame him, he was surrounded by traitors... even Pence).
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Reply 3 - Posted by: GO3 9/20/2021 3:39:32 PM (No. 920926)
But the medical community, county judges, and private businesses sure ran with it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 9/20/2021 3:42:36 PM (No. 920927)
I've said it all along.... This was a GIANT game of Simon Says cooked up by the elite and the degenecrats to take President Trump down and control the masses. Degenecrats need to be arrested and tried for treason and punished accordingly.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 9/20/2021 3:50:51 PM (No. 920932)
Check with Fauci the Fuhrer, he probably came up with it…
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Come And Take It 9/20/2021 3:57:07 PM (No. 920938)
The distance is the estimated amount of space needed to no longer smell the PIAPS body odor while double masked.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 9/20/2021 4:22:34 PM (No. 920959)
Arbitrary and total BS. And these lying fools hysterically shriek "SCIENCE!!" at anyone who questions their diktats.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Venturer 9/20/2021 4:28:43 PM (No. 920966)
In other words nobody wants to admit to it.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 9/20/2021 4:28:53 PM (No. 920967)
From the mind of the Great American Reset, Barack Obama.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Vaquero45 9/20/2021 4:32:32 PM (No. 920971)
Okay, one more time.... This was NEVER about the virus, or public health. This whole scam was invented to get the Bad Orange Man out of the White House.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby 9/20/2021 4:33:41 PM (No. 920973)
We knew that. Masks didn't work either.The vaccine isn't working either. Just get your 3rd shot, isn't working either. The fourth jab, won't work either. Or the fifth. But look how much it cost us to put those decals down on the floor 6 feet apart. What should have been done was to make the CDC prove to US that these recommendations actually work. And the proof should be peered reviewed and duplicated. We can't be sheeple. And now we have the 3rd booster, then the 4th booster, then the 5th booster . . .
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bur Oak 9/20/2021 4:46:25 PM (No. 920986)
The two pace rule was about disrupting the social order. Notice that it was called social distancing. In fact it was just the opposite. Distancing reduces sociability. It was antisocial distancing. A lot of tape was wasted marking the floors around the country.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: volksford 9/20/2021 4:51:16 PM (No. 920989)
Its beginning to look like every department of the federal government has Peter Principled to the max
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Reply 14 - Posted by: scottj 9/20/2021 4:59:51 PM (No. 920993)
We know where it came from. It came from that sawed off little Napoleon wannabe.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bad-hair 9/20/2021 5:07:59 PM (No. 920999)
It's a common American measurement. 1 / 50th of a football field.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: skacmar 9/20/2021 5:11:17 PM (No. 921000)
And they wonder why we don't believe anything they say anymore. The believe the SCIENCE and listen to the SCIENTISTS mantra we have heard over and over is now falling on deaf ears as nobody knows WHO the scientists are. Was it Mrs. Smith's 3rd grade science class that made up the rule or a group of MIT and Stanford University virology scientists? Nobody knows! Nobody cares! Nobody believes it anymore! Except the super gullible who believe everything that Dr. Fauci and Biden / Democrats claim about Covid.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 9/20/2021 5:11:26 PM (No. 921001)
As my father always preached: Trust no one, not even your poppa
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Philipsonh 9/20/2021 5:15:11 PM (No. 921003)
It came from the NIH intern who had a yardstick in each hand. Myself, I always do 6 ft, 3 inches to allow for any breezes.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: smokincol 9/20/2021 5:16:27 PM (No. 921004)
we have been had by the dumbest human being whoever sat in the Oval Office - the demcommies are the most scurrilous group of people ever and must be stopped MAGA,A&A&A&A&A
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Historybuff 9/20/2021 5:25:51 PM (No. 921013)
Nonsense: "And it had some unexpected detours, including a deep dive into the history of the 1918 Spanish flu and an important discovery kicked off by a high school research project pursued by the daughter of a scientist at the Sandia National Laboratories." That's the kid that gave you "six Feet"
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Historybuff 9/20/2021 5:27:30 PM (No. 921017)
But what is this mention of the high-school daughter of 14? Her name is Laura M. Glass, And a child shall lead them......
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Hermoine 9/20/2021 5:41:33 PM (No. 921025)
While I appreciate Scott Gotlieb sharing this information, he needed to share this MONTHS ago, no, over a YEAR ago when all of this mattered. He's the special pet guest on CNBC and while he's usually pretty reliable, he is careful to couch his language so he doesn't get canceled. Oh, and now he is trying to sell his book about the pandemic.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: mizzmac 9/20/2021 5:46:17 PM (No. 921029)
This whole thing was foisted on us to disrupt the 2020 election, with assistance from Fauci and the Chinese and God knows who else. And it's continuing to be used by our government try to force the vast majority of the population (who did not, by the way, vote for Slo-Joe) into submission. I don't believe a word that comes from the WHO, the CDC, the FDA, the Congress or the White House any longer. I've yet to witness a single unbiased truth-teller among them, regardless of party.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: MickTurn 9/20/2021 6:04:59 PM (No. 921045)
He pulled it out of his 6mm brain.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: lakerman1 9/20/2021 6:10:35 PM (No. 921052)
I like the 6 foot rule, the no hugging rule, the no kissing on the cheek rule, and the no handshakes rule. (When I was a Catholic, I avoided the 'sign of peace' handshake by claiming to have poison ivy. And after I departed from the faith, I would occasionally attend a Catholic wedding, and was dismayed to see that everyone in the congregation held hands with everyone else.)And when I joined the ELCA Lutheran faith, I found them to be obsessed with the sign of peace. I fopund that if I isolated myself in the back corner of the church, I could wave off some of those handshakes. That probably puts me somewhere on the autism scale.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 9/20/2021 6:16:47 PM (No. 921055)
Biden has tried to run COVID by fiat! FSU I feels he didn’t go far enough! Little man syndrome! What a lying little punk!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: DCGIRL 9/20/2021 6:35:41 PM (No. 921074)
That six foot crap came from Witch Doctor Birx.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: DVC 9/20/2021 6:41:14 PM (No. 921079)
Thanks for the link, #20. A damned 14 year old kid with a lame brained, BS "computer model" is the reason for this whole stupid lockdown garbage. She deserves some kickback on this. And the docs who pushed it are fools, just like Dr. Fraud.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Birddog 9/20/2021 6:49:20 PM (No. 921081)
Actually...the 1st distance recommendation from the WHO was 3feet, arms length...based upon it "Not being readily Human Transmissible", not aerosolized, 'somebody' decide gee, if three feet is good, 6 feet has to be twice as good...right? Lets go with THAT.(out of an abundance of caution, it's only for 2 weeks),
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Nimby 9/20/2021 6:53:22 PM (No. 921082)
Gottlieb should hang his head in shame that being an MD and also a former commissioner of FDA he doesn’t know the origins of the 6 foot distancing??
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Calamity Kate 9/20/2021 6:53:43 PM (No. 921083)
Wait until they spill the beans on masks and asymptomatic spread.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 9/20/2021 7:17:05 PM (No. 921091)
From between their buttocks; like virtually everything with these communists.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: AntiStatist 9/20/2021 8:15:21 PM (No. 921126)
If memory serves, the distancing idea came from a young daughter of one of the spokes-heads that were always on TV early on when COVID hit the nation.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Gazela 9/20/2021 9:41:22 PM (No. 921189)
Out of the blue or out of the brown—for Democrats, it’s increasingly the latter.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: red1066 9/20/2021 10:40:30 PM (No. 921213)
It was revealed some months ago that the six foot social distance criteria was based on a science study done in the 1890's.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 9/21/2021 6:36:22 AM (No. 921409)
Arbitrary - - random - - unscientific - - meaningless - - contrived - - incomprehensible - - but - - - - YOU MUST OBEY! And the chumps do.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: homefry 9/21/2021 7:12:09 AM (No. 921453)
I heard long ago that it was taken from a childs statement.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/21/2021 8:10:54 AM (No. 921513)
That info was printed on a postage paid postcard in the bottom of the fertilizer sack. That is why is smells like that. FDA is housed in the basement of a fertilizer warehouse, in the same complex as the CDC and the NIH.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: bigfatslob 9/21/2021 8:54:21 AM (No. 921551)
In defense of the social distancing of six feet it was nice to checkout without a snoop looking over your shoulder in the grocery checkout. It taught some people manners because the six foot marks are still on floors of businesses and people adhere to them still. It was probably the most sane rule during the pandemic scare and lies.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: GustoGrabber 9/21/2021 9:02:05 AM (No. 921557)
Not everyone on the planning committee spoke Chinese. This is an international hoax, a man made virus and a coordinated plan to destabilize the western Christian influenced, free market, democratic world.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Zigrid 9/21/2021 9:16:04 AM (No. 921566)
Ah...another official that doesn't know what he's done or what is going to much for following the some point WE the people stopped following the science because WE started to understand it's all about money...the big Pharma companies have millions of does of vaccines that biden/obama promised would be paid for by the that 74,000,000 citizens won't take the jab..what shall they do with them...and I figured out why the infected illegals were sent to the red contaminate the citizenry and justify a shut down...and here comes the mail in 2022 vote....NO WAY!!
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Reply 42 - Posted by: HRJUNIOR 9/21/2021 9:54:41 AM (No. 921619)
#24, it came from an orifice a little lower on his anatomy.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: fcwiv 9/21/2021 10:59:41 AM (No. 921705)
It actually started as three feet, and for longer than 15 minutes, if you check early CDC guidance. …then again, it was o YL going to be to weeks of a shutdown. …and 70% vaccinated. …and having antibodies was as good as vaccination. …and getting a vaccination was between you and your doctor. …and…….
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Reply 44 - Posted by: udanja99 9/21/2021 11:03:44 AM (No. 921712)
Reminds me of the whole plastic straw panic which was put out there by a 9 year old who said that Americans use 500 million plastic straws every day. That’s 1 1/2 straws per person including newborns. I don’t know about you but I use about 4 plastic straws a year. Leftists will believe anything which the media spoons into their gullets.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: NotaBene 9/21/2021 12:07:21 PM (No. 921775)
Science is now politics. Globalists seek submission to the one-world religion. They used the pandemic but they also made plans for 3 other ways to gain control: Global Warming, economic crisis, and cyber meltdown. The NIH is an agent of China. The AMA denies Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin to their patients. The CDC approves vaccines that do not work. The University of California now requires the influenza vaccine for continued employment even though there was no flu last season.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: Strike3 9/21/2021 5:15:06 PM (No. 922110)
It was pulled out of Fauci's butt just like everything else. I'm surprised they did not require deep-sea diving helmets instead of masks. That's safer, right?
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Reply 47 - Posted by: Strike3 9/21/2021 5:32:13 PM (No. 922127)
All of those establishments that put the six-foot stickers on the floor are insulting the whole US population, most of whom know how to estimate a six-foot length. #25, I preferred life as a kid in the old days when hugging was only done within Italian families on holidays so you only got your face smothered in big-busted women's chests about four times a year. The modern fad of hugging strangers is a tad too far unless they are supermodels.
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over 3,500 deaths during WWII
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Posted by Ketchuplover 10/8/2021 8:33:15 AM Post Reply
The criminal trial began Thursday of a 100-year-old man who was a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp during World War II -- who faces charges of being an accessory to thousands of deaths there over a period of three years. The man, identified as Josef S., faces about 3,500 counts. German prosecutors say he aided mass murder at the Sachsenhausen camp between 1942 and 1945. The man didn't speak during the hearing and his attorney said he wouldn't reveal personal details. Prosecutors say the former guard knowingly supported thousands of deaths at the camp that occurred  CORRECTION*
I Interviewed Trump For 5 Hours. Here’s
What He Told Me About ‘Stupid F—er’
McConnell, McCarthy’s Bromance With
Luntz, And The Fake News That Bothered
Him The Most
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Posted by earlybird 10/8/2021 2:12:25 PM Post Reply
What follows is adapted from three interviews of President Donald Trump for Mollie Hemingway’s latest book “Rigged: How The Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections,” out October 12. “I don’t like her … and I don’t like me.” Former President Donald Trump was looking at a photo of the two of us that his assistant had just taken on my phone. It wasn’t up to his specifications. We’d just completed the second of three interviews I’d have with him for my new book, “Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections.”
Watch: Manchin's Incredible Reaction After
Schumer's 'Victory Lap’
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Posted by Dreadnought 10/8/2021 12:01:21 PM Post Reply
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the Democrats an offer they didn’t refuse in order to avoid the problem of the debt limit and throwing things into chaos. He agreed to the deal for a short-term extension. But the issue still has to be resolved by Dec. 3. Some Republicans were mad that he did that, believing that he gave the Democrats an out. But instead of thanking McConnell for at least being gracious under the circumstances, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer took a very ugly victory lap, blaming the Republicans for the problem that the Democrats had in fact created and continuing to bash them. “Republicans played
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