Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Attacks of Fauci Over COVID’s Six-Foot Rule Not Based in Science | Science

COVID’s Six-Foot Rule Made Scientific Sense at the Time.

Attacks on Anthony Fauci over guidance on masking and social distancing issued during the COVID pandemic ignore the science on viral spread.

During the COVID pandemic, U.S. officials advised people to keep six feet apart to prevent the disease’s spread.

At this week’s House subcommittee hearing on COVID, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia mocked and disparaged Anthony Fauci, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who played a major role in the U.S.’s COVID response. Throughout the hearing, Greene refused to address the prominent 83-year-old scientist, who has served under seven U.S. presidents, with the title “doctor” and said he “belongs in prison.” And she accused Fauci of having made up claims about masking and the “six-foot rule” that became the norm for social distancing throughout much of the…

Source www.scientificamerican.com

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