Dr. Anthony Fauci, who served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and as chief medical advisor to the president during the COVID-19 pandemic, admitted during a private Congressional testimony last week that social distancing recommendations were not based on science and “sort of just appeared.”
Fox News reported that the shocking revelation by Fauci came during a private interview with the House Select Committee on Coronavirus Pandemic. In addition to acknowledging that social distancing recommendations were not based on scientific evidence, Fauci testified that the COVID-19 lab leak hypothesis was not merely a conspiracy theory.
Following Fauci’s testimony to Congress last week, Brad Wenstrup. (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic released a statement, saying, “After two days of testimony and 14 hours of questioning, many things became evident. During his interview today, Dr. Fauci claimed that the policies and mandates he promoted may unfortunately increase vaccine hesitancy for years to come.”
Wenstrup added, “He testified that the lab leak hypothesis — which was often suppressed — was, in fact, not a conspiracy theory. Further, the social distancing recommendations forced on Americans ‘sort of just appeared’ and were likely not based on scientific data.”
According to Fox News, the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic has been investigating whether Fauci and other government officials attempted to suppress questions pertaining to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the Wuhan lab leak theory.
Wenstrup claimed that Fauci’s testimony revealed “systemic failures” in the nation’s public health system and highlighted “serious procedural concerns” in regard to the “public health authority” in the United States.
“It is clear that dissenting opinions were often not considered or suppressed completely,” Wenstrup stated. “Should a future pandemic arise, America’s response must be guided by scientific facts and conclusive data.”