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Former FDA Head Says ‘Arbitrary’ Six-Foot Social Distancing Highlights CDC’s ‘Lack Of Rigor’



Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), called the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s six-foot distancing recommendation during the pandemic “arbitrary” on Sunday.

“The six feet was arbitrary in and of itself,” Gottlieb said during an interview for CBS News’ “Face The Nation.” “The six feet is a perfect example of sort of the lack of rigor around how CDC made recommendations.”

“Nobody knows where it came from. Most people assume that the six feet of distance — the recommendation for keeping six feet apart — comes out of some old studies related to flu where droplets don’t travel more than six feet,” the former commissioner explained.

“The initial recommendation that the CDC brought to the White House … was 10 fee… (Read more)



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