Sanity to return to the friendly skies!
“A federal judge in Florida has voided the national mask mandate covering airports, planes, and other public travel,” the Associated Press reported on Monday.
“The decision Monday by U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in Tampa also said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention improperly failed to justify its decision and did not follow proper rulemaking,” the report added.
The CDC recently extended the mask mandate until May 3, althought it was set to expire on April 18. The excuse provided was that the CDC needed more time to study the BA.2 omicron subvariant of the coronavirus.
In late March, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a federal lawsuit against mask mandates for public transportation. The governor has referred to the general public wearing masks as, “COVID theater.”
Ahead of the March 19th expiration of the mask mandate for airplane, train, and other public transportation travelers, the Transportation Security Administration has decided to extend it.
“The Transportation Security Administration is extending a federal requirement that travelers wear masks on airplanes, at airports, on trains and buses through April 18, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday,” CNBC reported.
“An extension of the mandate comes as the Biden administration, cities and states have rolled back mask mandates and other pandemic policies elsewhere as Covid cases drop,” CNBC noted.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will work with government agencies to help inform a revised policy framework for when the mask rules can be lifted during this time,” a White House official told NBC News.
Finally, take those worthless masks off, even now in the airports and on the airplanes.