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A federal judge in Florida has overturned the CDC’s travel mask order, which was recently extended for an additional 15 days due to an increase in cases. We will see the response from the authorities and the White House.
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The judge overturned the CDC mask order for travel
A Florida federal judge on Monday overturned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) mask for air, train and bus travel.
Former President Trump’s appointed judge, Catherine Kimball Meisel, wrote that the CDC violated her statutory powers with the order.
Mizel’s decision falls short of the definition of the word “cleanliness” in law. She writes that while the government argues for a broader definition of the term disease prevention, it uses a narrower definition of “limited to hygiene measures.”
“Wearing a mask doesn’t clean anything,” she wrote.
Mizelle added that the CDC has also failed to follow the rules-making process laid down in the law and provide adequate justification for its order.
The decision could be appealed, but the administration said it would suspend its execution for the time being.
The Travel Mask Order was one of the few remaining mask orders, as states and locals across the country have largely picked up the mask order for the general public. Philadelphia is a rare exception to the more general mask order restored in recent days due to an increase in cases.
White House Press Secretary Jane Sackie said Monday that the Biden administration still recommends wearing masks on public transportation after a judge overturned a federal mask order for travel by plane, train and bus.
Saki told reporters during a daily briefing that administration officials were “still reviewing” the decision of a federal judge in Florida, which she described as “disappointing.”
The press secretary appealed the decision, leaving the administration’s doors wide open.
A Biden administration official said Monday that the TSA no longer enforces travel orders.
The White House announced the Covid-19 summit in May
The White House announced Monday that it will be co-hosting the World COVID-19 Summit in May to boost the world’s vaccination efforts.
The announcement comes as efforts to combat the virus have been hampered globally, with the removal of CO 5 billion from the congressional aid package for global COVID-19 aid, sparking controversy over how to pay for it.
The summit, to be held literally on May 12, will be co-hosted with the United States; Belize, President of the Caribbean Community; Germany, President of the G-7; Indonesia, G-20 President; And Senegal, President of the African Union.
“In the run-up to the May 12 Summit, we call on world leaders, members of civil society, NGOs, philanthropists and the private sector to make new commitments and come up with solutions to vaccinate the world, save lives and build now. Better health care – for everyone, everywhere, “the White House said in a statement.
The stagnant funding in Congress complicates the White House’s efforts to push for a global vaccine push.