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Highlights: CDC Director Testifies On Pandemic Response

Rochelle Walensky Scoffs at Congress When They Mention Her Failures
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The House Covid Select Committee took turns questioning CDC Director Rochelle Walensky before she officially resigns.

I put together a few highlights from todays hearing that are worth noting.

  1. In her opening remarks, Walensky brags about how great of a job she and the CDC did at “following the science.” One example she gave to prove this was a study that showed 3ft of social distancing was just as safe as 6ft, so they updated their guidance. You don’t have to be a rocket science to know what pseudoscience is. Or to know that airborne viruses are airborne whether you’re 6ft or 3ft away from someone for a long period of time. In this case, Walensky was referring to a school classroom. The fallacy here is that anyone sitting in a classroom for a long period of time will be impacted by airborne virus whether they’re 3 ft or 6 ft apart—yet this is one thing she seems very proud of by leading with it in her opening statement.

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