The Biden administration extends the mandate of the transport mask again

The Biden administration on Wednesday extended the federal transportation mandate by two weeks, the Associated Press reported.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Continue to force passengers to mask up on planes, trains and in transportation hubs as the agency monitors the Chinese coronavirus.

The initial face mask mandate for air travel came into effect on February 1, 2021, with an expiry date of May 11, 2021. But it was extended until September 13, 2021, then until January 18, 2022 On March 18, 2020, it was extended to April 18.

Many airline CEOs, as well as many congressional Republicans, had hoped the Biden administration would allow citizens to fly without face coverings, citing the high air quality on planes. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News that mask mandates “are all about submission.”

“It would be one thing if we were told that you have to give up your freedom, you have to give up your freedom, we are going to save your life,” he said. “But what if you have to give up all your freedoms and they get the science wrong?”

On Monday, Ashish Jha, the White House coronavirus czar, told NBC News that termination of the term was “absolutely on the table,” but warned that the CDC director “will make her decision based on the framework created. by CDC scientists, and we will collectively make a decision based on that.

In recent months, most Democratic-controlled localities have dropped mask mandates with the exception of the federal sweat mask mandate. The AP reported that the CDC will not lift the forced masking as there is an increase in cases.

The BA.2 omicron subvariant has been responsible for nearly 72% of all new US cases and is on the rise in states such as Arizona, Nebraska and New York. On Monday, Philadelphia reinstated its indoor mask mandate after coronavirus cases rose more than 50% in the past ten days.


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