No one, absolutely no one, can understand the pseudoscientific approach Biden’s COVID response team deploys when making decisions on mask mandates.
As the country collectively moves on from the China Virus pandemic, the Biden administration is clinging on for dear life, holding on to the last bit of dictatorial power they possess.
It’s not enough that cases nationwide have drastically decreased below the level of even the average flu — oh, no. The United States, under Biden’s leadership, must signal to the world that we just aren’t prepared to give the people freedom from COVID-19.
It was announced on Wednesday that the federal masking requirement for public transportation will be extended by at least two more weeks while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention monitors the increase in cases attributed to the omicron subvariant, BA.2.
The mask mandate was set to expire on April 18, but the CDC extended it further out of an abundance of caution, according to an unnamed source who spoke with the Associated Press.
The weekly average number of new cases remains relatively low at about 30,400. Some major cities even report daily case counts below 100, such as Dallas.
Dr. Ashish Jha, President Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 response czar, hinted at the extension earlier this week when he said on the Today show that renewal is “absolutely on the table.” He added that he does not think “this is a moment where we have to be excessively concerned.”
The mandate applies to transportation hubs, planes, trains, buses, and airports. The Transportation Security Administration, which enforces the rule, enacted it on Feb. 1, 2021, with an original expiration date of May 11, 2021. It was then extended to September, then January, then mid-March, and finally to April 18.
Mandatory masking on transit and airlines has not been popular. Airline groups have lobbied to end the mandate. Several GOP lawmakers ramped up pressure recently on the Biden administration to rescind what they argue is an “unnecessary” mandate. Meanwhile, a group of 21 states sued the administration last month over the mandate.
The federal mask mandate has been a source of conflict on public transportation, especially planes, with customers opposed to the mandate clashing with employees who deep down don’t want to enforce it. Even liberal media whack jobs have begun voicing their opposition to forced masking.
Enough. Stop. Just stop.
Two vaccines, a booster, and two years of increased immunity means it is time to move forward. Make this voluntary now. And for God’s sake, lift the damn mandates in airports. https://t.co/NRyAhQD60C
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) April 13, 2022
That’s right — even Joe Scarborough has had enough!
Author: Vasily Ivanov