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My strange story about the abolition of the federal mask rule on public transport is:
In flight when the news hits. I saw a CNN alert The mask rule is finished Immediately after my plane landed at Dulles Airport in Washington. Masking in flight felt arbitrary after a few weeks of life, which was barely masked.
My flight was too early to introduce pilots and flight attendants. Announcing the surprise end of masking rules I’m taking off my mask as you can see in the video posted on social media.
Covid positive. I took the Covid-19 test on Tuesday morning after learning of the close contact that was positive on the test. I was positive on the test and most of my family were also positive. While near the plane, I was probably already positive and contagious. So I’m glad I wore the mask in the last few minutes of the rule.
This may be the story of the present country. Fewer people are masking and Covid-19 infections are starting to increase again.
The judge who makes the rules. This is a strange way that the US government is currently working or not working.
Without leadership or action from the White House and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizel Those who worked in the Trump administration before President Donald Trump appointed her to the bench are making federal policies for the country by which the Biden administration is by their side. After extending the mask rules last week, the administration did not immediately appeal to Mizel’s decision this week.
The Ministry of Justice showed Tuesday If the CDC decides it’s still needed, it’s tempting to revive the mask requirements.
Usually a conservative warning about judicial activity, but in this case a partisan debate about the judge’s policy making comes to mind.
Conclusion: The Federal Regulations for Wearing Masks on Public Transport ends with a long debate about whether masks work and whether the Covid-19 pandemic is no longer needed to save lives. I have not.
What does “hygiene” mean to you? Mask’s rule ended after a legal ruling with no mention of science, but it’s a long, candid and stupid meditation about what US lawmakers in the 1940s meant by the word “hygiene.” Read the ruling here..
Now, it is the proceedings filed by a nonprofit organization that challenges the pandemic restrictions that is driving the rules of all Americans who may feel uneasy about carrying the Covid-19 on an airplane. Participation Two women who felt uneasy When you have to wear a mask during flight.
Mask detention. The judge argued that the CDC’s masking requirements for airplanes correspond to the form of a prison for those who do not want to mask.
“Their freedom of movement is limited in a manner similar to detention and quarantine,” she writes.
It may be correct. The most surprising thing about this backward variation of policy making is that, at least for now, ending the mask requirement is not relevant to some public health professionals.
Although there is a marked increase in Covid-19 infections in many parts of the country, hospitalizations and deaths have begun to follow, largely due to the increased immunity of the population, mainly due to vaccination and previous infections. plug.
Dr. Linawen, CNN Medical Analyst and Public Health Professor at George Washington University, told CNN John King on Tuesday.
She said she was concerned about whether the CDC had lost the power to demand masks. This is an open question, as Mizelle has determined that the CDC has exceeded its authority in the first place.
“I’m worried about what will happen in the future,” Wen said. “What if there is a new variant that circumvents existing immunity? What if our hospital is threatened again when it is tense? At that point, the mask must be returned to the CDC. I would like to have the authority to say. ”
According to Wen, people are worried about the disease or are at risk of a serious Covid-19 infection. You still need to wear a mask.
Who is this judge setting the national health policy? In 2020, Mizel, who was nominated for a lifelong position at the age of 33, was rated “not qualified” by the American Bar Association because of her little experience. She worked in the Trump administration of the Justice Department and was Judge Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court.
Her ties to the Trump administration extend to her husband, Chadmizel, who worked at the Trump White House before taking the top position in the Department of Homeland Security.She was confirmed along Partisan voting A few weeks after Joe Biden won the election – during the lame duck before he came to power, and when Trump was disagreeing with the election results.
let it go. Neither Mizel nor her past is a real government conundrum here. The White House could have been able to fight this in court soon, but the mask was an option on many US planes as it weighed the options on Tuesday. Congress could change the law, but not many can pass the US Senate.
There was no immediate effort to lead in either direction.
In other words, Democrats who run the government allow this to happen because they think science makes sense, or because it makes sense. They lack the political will to change things.
Mask confusion. Musk has long been the catalyst for the public debate over Covid-19. When to wear the mask, when to take it off, and what kind to wear.
of march The Transportation Security Administration has a CDC mask guidance and its Interpretation of Covid-19 metrics In February so that most Americans can take off their masks.Those plans are Abandoned After the judgment.
The people are divided. Ariel Edwards of CNN-Levy notes this:
In a poll from March 15th to 22nd Kaiser Family Foundation, US adults were split by a federal order requiring people to wear masks on planes, trains, and other public transport. About half, 51%, said the government should revoke the mandate after April 18 (as originally planned). Meanwhile, another 48% wanted the travel mask delegation to be extended.
March seems to be a long time ago. It should be added here that hospitalizations and deaths are on the decline, with an average of more than 1,200 people dying from Covid-19 each day when the poll was conducted. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the average daily mortality rate as of Tuesday is 425. When asked today, it’s impossible to know if those answers are different, but it’s certainly true that the situation at Covid-19 is different.
There is little wearing of a mask. Edwards-Levy also sent a poll along April Axios-Ipsos This suggests that less than half (44%) of the country wear masks at least occasionally when leaving home. This has dropped significantly since the beginning of the year, when 73% of Americans said they wore masks at least occasionally.
The majority still see the value of masks. 59 percent of Americans in March Kaiser poll People say they need to wear masks in crowded public places, and 71% of Americans in the April Axios-Ipsos poll say they are at least to some extent likely to wear masks outside their homes. Is When the number of cases of Covid-19 increases in the area.
The headline for this article has been updated.