CDC flexes again, restates recommendation for masks on planes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement Tuesday reminding the American public that the fight over mask mandates was far from over and that they remain unwilling to surrender an inch of power.

May 3 marked the expiration date of one of the last remaining vestiges of the pandemic era and, if not for the intercession of a federal judge, the CDC demonstrated they likely would have issued another extension. In a media statement published Tuesday, they reinstated their “recommendation” for masking when using public transportation.

“At this time,” the statement read, “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 (such as airplanes, trains, etc.) and transportation hubs (such as airports, stations, etc.)”

Arguing their “recommendation is based on the currently available data,” they went on to declare, “When people properly wear a well-fitting mask or respirator, they protect themselves and those around them, and help keep travel and public transportation safer for everyone.”

However, the timing of the recommendation is a little more than coincidental. After the previous expiration of the mask mandate for April 18 had been extended to May 3, Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle vacated the mandate in a ruling that explained, “Because our system does not permit agencies to act unlawfully even in pursuit of desirable ends, the court declares unlawful and vacates the mask mandate.”

President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice has since announced that it will appeal the ruling at the behest of the CDC, showing a continued deferral from duly appointed cabinet officials to the ever-increasing bureaucracy in Washington.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg testified before the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee Tuesday in regard to the proposed 2023 budget and, during the questioning, he too expressed that the final say for his department wasn’t up to him.

On the issue of efforts to reinstate the transportation mask mandate, Buttigieg said, “The appeal concerns whether the CDC has the authority to in this pandemic or in any pandemic, which is completely distinct from whether a mask mandate ought to be applied any given day.”

Buttigieg went on to express that he, too, felt the mandate should have expired, but the decision wasn’t up to him as head of the Transportation Department. That admission shows that the administration is not backing down from its position that it should have sweeping regulatory authority in the name of an emergency with no definable conclusion.

As it stands, the mandate remains vacated and no major transportation providers have announced they will alter their policies based on the recommendation, according to The Daily Mail.

A spokesperson for United Airlines had previously reacted to the federal judge’s ruling stating, “While this means that our employees are no longer required to wear a mask – and no longer have to enforce a mask requirement for most of the flying public – they will be able to wear masks if they choose to do so, as the CDC continues to strongly recommend wearing a mask on public transit.”

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Betts
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Betts
19 days ago

The CDC has lost all credibility. It is a liberal, partisan and globalist organization which is financed by Bill Gates and Big Pharma. They should be ignored. Nothing they have said from the beginning has been true.

R3576
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R3576
21 days ago

Screw the CDC. They have no clue about science.

FactlessAreFeckless
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FactlessAreFeckless
21 days ago

Dear CDC: GFY

Protondo
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Protondo
21 days ago

I think that your post would make a fantastic t-shirt!

shaw_2112
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shaw_2112
21 days ago

once you give up any of your freedoms to the govt you never get them back.

Notamuzed57
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Notamuzed57
21 days ago

One Word – NO!

turdbreath
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turdbreath
21 days ago

FTCDC! You can fill in the F and T, as you know what the C, D, and C stand for. You’re welcome to use your imagination.

dominic403
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dominic403
21 days ago

Oh, these dirty games! The dems just LUV THEM!

mcgrewdan
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mcgrewdan
21 days ago

The CDC like all government agencies are corrupt! They are being pushed by the Biden administration to push fear and create panic among people. Because there is no fixing stupid, there are people who will make trouble for those folks who don’t believe the garbage. The hypocrisy is overwhelming at every level. Those people who are pushing the mask mandates don’t believe it themselves! There is simply no science to back it up.

Boaz
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Boaz
21 days ago

It’s sad to see an entity like the CDC doesn’t have a clue on Airlines air is cycled out continually with new air in! Maybe this is why they can’t get anything right on any issue concerning Covid. They are another Government disgrace along with the FDA.

gary bell
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gary bell
21 days ago

Top 3 levels of CDC should all be fired. Same with FBI and justice department.

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