Lockdowns, masking, distancing and “widespread use of disinfectants” worsened a long-term trend of decreasing “microbial diversity” partly caused by already “ubiquitous” sanitizing protocols and likely contributed to the pediatric RSV and hepatitis surges, according to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases scientist Margery Smelkinson, a recurring thorn in the side of Anthony Fauci, and zoonotic disease researcher Leslie Bienen.