The Science™ took another serious blow on Tuesday, as one of the most persistent, but ridiculous Covid myths was essentially debunked by one of the nation’s foremost public health experts.
Dr. Ashish Jha, the Biden White House’s Covid response coordinator, effectively admitted the “six feet of social distancing” thing was entirely made up. Dr. Jha made the admission in a video called “Path Forward” for the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. Watch:
“There’s really a new way of thinking about who is going to get infected,” Dr. Zha said. “We used to spend a lot of time talking about 6 feet of distance, 15 minutes of being together. We realize that’s actually not the right way to think about this. That’s not the, kind of, the most accurate way to think about this.”
“What we know about this virus, particularly these very contagious subvariants that are out there right now, it is really about the quality of air you’re breathing around you,” Zha continued. “In a crowded indoor space with poor ventilation, you can be infected within minutes.” Read more