Despite the Biden Administration dropping Title 42 under the guise that COVID is no longer a threat, the CDC has extended airplane mask mandates for every American.
“CDC continues to monitor the spread of the Omicron variant, especially the BA.2 subvariant that now makes up more than 85% of U.S. cases,” said CDC spokesperson Kristen Nordlund. “Since early April, there have been increases in the 7-day moving average of cases in the U.S. In order to assess the potential impact the rise of cases has on severe disease, including hospitalizations and deaths, and health care system capacity, the CDC Order will remain in place at this time. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has decided to extend the security directive and emergency amendment for 15 days, through May 3, 2022.”
A recent letter from Airlines America implored Biden to end the mask mandates as they are ineffectual and have caused a spike in mid-flight altercations and disgruntled flyers.
“It makes no sense that people are still required to wear masks on airplanes, yet are allowed to congregate in crowded restaurants, schools and at sporting events without masks, despite none of these venues having the protective air filtration system that aircraft do,” the letter said.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Blasted Biden and the CDC on Twitter for the extension:
“No surprise — Biden continues to mandate wearing ineffective masks on planes —time to vote out these petty tyrants.”
No surprise — Biden continues to mandate wearing ineffective masks on planes —time to vote out these petty tyrants https://t.co/X5hPML38IZ
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 13, 2022