Editorial note: They can recommend all day but the CDC is not a regulatory agency. It advises. CDC Recommendation for Masks and Travel _ CDC Online Newsroom _ CDC
The CDC has officially reinstated its mask recommendation for travelers in the U.S. despite a judge’s order last month declaring mask mandates unlawful.
The agency cited “currently available data” for the decision and even asked operators in the transportation sectors to push “all people, including employees” to wear masks, despite a federal ruling to the contrary.
“At this time, CDC recommends that everyone aged 2 and older – including passengers and workers – properly wear a well-fitting mask or respirator over the nose and mouth in indoor areas of public transportation,” said a Tuesday media statement from the agency.
“This public health recommendation is based on the currently available data, including an understanding of domestic and global epidemiology, circulating variants and their impact on disease severity and vaccine effectiveness, current trends in COVID-19 Community Levels within the United States, and projections of COVID-19 trends in the coming months.”
“We also encourage operators of public transportation and transportation hubs to support mask-wearing by all people, including employees.”
This latest push to mask Americans comes shortly after a federal judge in Florida struck down Biden’s mask mandate for public transportation – and it reveals how the ruling class wants to bypass rule of law to dominate every aspect of society.gov.uscourts.flmd.391798.53.0_1
On the same day as the CDC’s new recommendation, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg downplayed concerns of another mask mandate.
“The appeal concerns whether the CDC has the authority to (require masks) in this pandemic or in any pandemic, which is completely distinct from whether a mask mandate ought to be applied any given day,” said Buttigieg during a Tuesday Senate hearing.
Readers may recall that just hours after April’s ruling against forced mask-wearing, airline passengers were ripping them off mid-flight.