In lieu of a minor increase in Covid-19 cases, the CDC has decided to extend the federal mask mandate for transportation for two more weeks. This mandate applies to travel via train, airplane, and other transportation methods, including transportation hubs such as airports.
Despite the letter from 10 major US airlines urging the Biden regime to lift the mandates, citing the severe impact they’ve had on the United States’ travel and tourism sectors, the White House has left all decision-making up to the CDC.
Groups of pilots and flight attendants have also filed lawsuits against the CDC on the grounds that the mask mandates are unlawful. However, both the CDC and Biden regime seems to give these concerns no validation and continue extending the Covid theater.
In a statement on this decision, the CDC said, “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.”
“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.”
In response to this extension, Gov Ron DeSantis said that it “simply prolongs the misery that passengers and flight attendants are being forced to endure.”