WASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Examining the often contradictory positions of scientific research around coronavirus restrictions, Tucker Carlson has blasted public health officials as “clearly guided by politics,” and not science.
In a March 15 broadcast Carlson probed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines around so-called social distancing, which currently stipulate that, when “going out in public, it is important to stay at least 6 feet away from other people.” He noted that as recently as last year, “most Americans understood that social distancing was a form of punishment. It is not good for man to be alone,” he said, in reference to the book of Genesis.
“Apart from the death penalty,” Carlson added, “the harshest thing we do to criminals in this country includes separating them from other people. Prisoners have chosen lethal injection over solitary confinement. That’s how badly human beings need to be close to one another.”
Despite the necessity of normal human contact, governments around the world imposed six-feet distancing measures supposedly as part of an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Carlson questioned the significance of the six-foot measurement and why it might have been chosen as the standard.
“It turns out the research that formed the basis of that law came from a German hygenicist [sic] called Carl Flügge,” he said.
Flügge’s social distancing theory was devised during the 19th century, over one hundred years ago, “before most Americans had electricity or indoor plumbing,” Carlson observed. He later characterized the research as “a guess, and it was wrong.”
A new study, released Wednesday in the Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases, found that six-foot physical distancing bears little to no impact on the transmission of the coronavirus. The research group considered coronavirus cases in schools in Massachusetts, which required six-foot physical distancing, comparing the results with schools which had required a three-foot distance at all times. Carlson related that researchers found “no statistically significant difference in coronavirus cases between the two.” This was the case for both students and staff.
Given the study’s findings, the researchers concluded that “lower physical distancing policies can be adopted in school settings with masking mandates without negatively impacting student or staff safety.”
Carlson said that the study has “massive implications” for the president’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, since the study is not the first of its kind.
The Lancet, a world leading scientific journal, published a paper in June 2020 that arrived at the same conclusion as Wednesday’s study from Massachusetts: “For the general public, evidence shows that physical distancing of more than 1m [3.2ft] is highly effective,” which, if Fauci had read, meant he already knew last summer that three feet was enough of a physical distance measure, but neglected to mention it, Carlson declared.
Carlson accused Fauci of treating the six-foot distance as on a par with physical principles “like gravity or photosynthesis” when it was clear that some serious dissent existed in the scientific community on the matter.
“We made policy on the basis of bad information, on the basis of lies justified by 19th century research into tuberculosis,” Carlson lamented.
He noted the condemnation of Australian aerosol physicist Lidia Morawska, who “likened social distancing to a cult ritual. The dogma was born. Like any dogma, it’s extremely difficult to change people’s minds and change the dogmas,” she said.
“So dogma posing as science, it was all just faith-based and had massive consequences,” Carlson added. “Millions of American school children have not been educated for a year because the CDC turned century-old German theories about tuberculosis into a kind of modern, state-enforced religious faith.” He later quipped: “it’s enough to make you feel…”
…READ MORE – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/tucker-carlson-rips-into-fauci-on-social-distancing-calls-out-health-officials-for-double-standards-on-blm-riots