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  • Almost 4,000 London Passengers Fined for Breaking COVID-19 Mask Rule

    05/26/2022 1:00:26 PM PDT · by lightman · 8 replies
    epoch times ^ | 26 May A.D. 2022 | Lily Zhou
    Almost 4,000 passengers were fined for breaking COVID-19 mask rules on London’s public transport, Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed on Monday. Khan, who also chairs Transport for London (TfL)—a local government body responsible for most aspects of London’s transport system—said more than 7,000 people were denied service for not wearing face coverings. During the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic, face coverings were twice made mandatory on England’s public transport, first for around a year between July 4, 2020 and July 18, 2021; then for eight weeks between Nov. 30, 2021 and Jan. 26, 2022. Rule-breakers would be issued a Fixed...
  • Biden COVID Advisor Jha: ‘When You’re in an Indoor Space, You Should Be Wearing a Mask’

    05/22/2022 12:21:03 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/22/2022 | Pam Key
    White House COVID-⁠19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that Americans should be wearing a mask in crowded indoor spaces to combat the current coronavirus surge. Anchor Martha Raddatz said, “We have the daily case number more than 100,000, I know you think the number is actually higher because of home testing, so what is your advice in these high transmission areas?”
  • Honolulu Mayor Says Mask Mandate a ‘Possibility’

    05/20/2022 12:53:58 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/20/2022 | Hannah Bleau
    Honolulu Mayor Rick Blackgirdi this week hinted that a mask mandate could be returning to the city, over two years after the start of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s “Spotlight” program, the mayor made it clear that he is more than open to reimplementing mask mandates, particularly in light of rising cases of the virus.
  • Kansas Gov. Kelly Vetoes Bill Curbing Power to Mandate Masks, Vaccine Passports

    05/14/2022 8:56:00 PM PDT · by lightman · 40 replies
    epoch times ^ | 14 May A.D.2022 | Caden Pearson
    Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a bill to limit the power of state health officials to mandate measures for contagious diseases, including face masks and vaccine passports. Kelly said the bill went beyond COVID-19 and would considerably limit government response to any infectious disease outbreak. Senate Bill 34, brought by the Republican-controlled Legislature, sought to curb the power of government agencies as well as state and local health officials in response to COVID-19 mandates imposed during the pandemic. Amendments to the Kansas Emergency Management Act would prohibit the mandating of protective mask requirements (pdf), except for hospitals...
  • Mask Mandate Returns to the Bangor International Airport

    05/12/2022 8:53:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/11/2022 | Hannah Bleau
    Various areas of Maine, including the Bangor International Airport, are reimplementing mask mandates due to changes in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) transmission map. The CDC’s map currently has several Maine counties, including Aroostook, Cumberland, Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Sagadahoc, in a “high risk” level, recommending them to “wear a mask indoors.”
  • 7 Democrat Senators Join Republicans in Vote to Overturn Biden Admin’s Toddler Mask Mandate

    05/04/2022 4:03:27 PM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies
    epoch times ^ | 4 May A.D. 2022 | Jack Phillips
    The Senate voted Tuesday on a bill that could overturn the Biden administration’s mask mandate for small children in Head Start facilities in a 55–41 vote. “Even though most Americans stopped wearing masks in almost every setting, children are still required to wear masks all day long in Head Start locations. Current HHS guidance demands that kids wear a mask even if they are outside, and even if they are as young as two years old. After two years, the last thing we need is to continue these outdated pandemic policies that are hurting kids’ educations,” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)...
  • Kamala Harris will return to work with mask after negative COVID test

    05/02/2022 4:44:07 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/02/2022 | Callie Patteson
    Vice President Kamala Harris is set to return to work Tuesday after testing negative for COVID-19 — a week after she first tested positive for the virus. “Today the Vice President tested negative for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test,” Harris’ office said Monday, adding that she would return to work in person the following day.
  • San Francisco reinstates mask mandate for public transportation

    04/28/2022 5:36:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/28/2022 | Adam Sabes
    Officials in San Francisco voted to approve a mask mandate on Thursday for people using its public transportation system. The Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors approved the mask mandate during a board of directors meeting, and it comes just over a week after a federal judge tossed out the national mask mandate for public transportation that was implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Fox affiliate KTVU in San Francisco.
  • Buttigieg: Travel Mask Mandate Appeal Is Mainly About ‘Clarity’ on CDC Powers

    04/27/2022 6:21:01 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/27/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stated that “most of us understand the difference between a hotel ballroom” where the White House Correspondents’ Dinner will be held without a mask mandate and airplanes and that the main purpose behind the Biden administration’s appeal of the transportation mask mandate ruling is “making sure there’s clarity on the public health authority that the CDC has.”
  • At least 58% of U.S. population has natural antibodies from previous Covid infection, CDC says

    04/26/2022 10:07:25 AM PDT · by Tell It Right · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/26/2022 | Spencer Kimball
    Three out of every five people in the U.S. now have antibodies from a previous Covid-19 infection with the proportion even higher among children, demonstrating how widespread the virus was during the winter omicron surge, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The proportion of people with natural Covid antibodies increased substantially from about 34% of the population in December to about 58% in February during the unprecedent wave of infection driven by the highly contagious omicron variant
  • The Mask Nazis Are Down, But Not Out. Here Are Three Ways to Defeat Them for Good

    04/25/2022 4:26:55 AM PDT · by lightman · 39 replies ^ | 25 April A.D. 2022 | Scott Morefield
    The federal travel mask mandate, the last gasp of an overreaching, tyrannical, nonsensical response to the Covid-19 pandemic from our feckless federal government, thankfully bit the dust earlier this month on the lawful orders of a district court judge appointed by none other than former President Donald Trump on his way out of office in 2020. Notwithstanding the beautiful irony of Trump poking his nose in President Biden’s eye from the political grave, the decision from U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, that found the CDC’s mandate “arbitrary” and “capricious” and outside the scope of the agency’s authority, was...
  • Milwaukee School District to Keep Mask Mandate ‘Indefinitely’

    04/23/2022 11:31:53 AM PDT · by lightman · 22 replies ^ | 23 April A.D. 2022 | Rebecca Downs
    In light of the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) decision to keep the mask mandate, "indefinitely," Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued a statement. "Understanding body language and nonverbal cues are an essential part of child development for communication. This absurd policy will cause irreparable harm to these kids’ development as the rest of America’s kids develop normally. Why? So adults can feel less afraid? Since when do we use children as a shield to protect adults? This is government-imposed child abuse and it must end," she said. Martin had also condemned mask mandates in a...
  • At Denver Colorado airport

    04/23/2022 8:52:16 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
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  • The Mask Studies You Should Know

    04/21/2022 10:52:05 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 13 replies
    Brownstone Institute ^ | April 21, 2022 | Josh Stevenson
    The Mask Studies You Should KnowFirst, a primer on the levels of the different levels of quality of research and the “Hierarchy of evidence.” Not all studies are equal in their level of certainty or quality, but the absolute most reliable and most certainty we can get usually comes from Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Control Trials. See the chart below from the Center for Evidence Based Medicine:Luckily we have the highest possible evidence we can get on the effectiveness of masks. A Systematic Review of Randomized Control Trials. Cochrane Library (widely considered a gold standard in evidence based...
  • Fauci: ‘We Are Concerned’ about Courts ‘Getting Involved in’ Health Decisions, Transit Mask Mandate Shouldn’t Be ‘a Court Issue’

    04/21/2022 7:05:40 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/21/2022 | Ian hatchett
    During an interview aired on Thursday’s edition of CNN+’s “The Source with Kasie Hunt,” White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci reacted to the CDC’s transportation mask mandate being struck down in court by stating that “we are concerned…about courts getting involved in things that are unequivocally public health decisions. I mean, this is a CDC issue. It should not have been a court issue.”
  • Philadelphia to End Indoor Mask Mandate

    04/21/2022 6:54:18 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 04/21/2022 | NBC10 Staff and CNBC
    Philadelphia's indoor mask mandate is coming to an end. "Due to decreasing hospitalizations and a leveling of case counts, the City will move to strongly recommending masks in indoor public spaces as opposed to a mask mandate," a spokesperson with the Philadelphia Health Department told NBC10 Thursday night. "Given the latest data, the BOH voted to rescind the mandate." The spokesperson did not reveal if the decision was effective immediately but said more details will be revealed on Friday.
  • Why the Feds Are Clinging to Their Mask Mandate

    04/21/2022 5:18:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | April 21, 2022 | Dan Sanchez
    Airports have been the main stages for security and hygiene "theater.". Bureaucrats cling to power. It’s their institutional predisposition. So it was no surprise on Wednesday when the Department of Justice appealed the recent Federal court ruling that struck down the mask mandate imposed on mass transportation by the Centers for Disease Control. As the appeal demonstrates, governments are especially reluctant to give up emergency powers. When they do, the relinquishment is grudging and only partial. That is a big reason why big government keeps getting bigger. As economist Robert Higgs showed in his book Crisis and Leviathan, since the...
  • Walt Disney World Lifts Mask Requirement

    04/21/2022 10:43:59 AM PDT · by lightman · 22 replies
    epoch times ^ | 21 April A.D. 2022 | Nicholas Dolinger
    Walt Disney World lifted the last remnants of its longstanding mask mandate on Wednesday, allowing park visitors to attend the Disney World parks in Florida unmasked if they choose for the first time in over two years. On Tuesday, Disney announced the new policy to allow unvaccinated patrons at the company’s famous Florida amusement parks to participate without wearing a mask, shedding the last vestiges of a mask policy that has been propped up by corporate inertia long after the state mandates receded. “Face coverings are optional for Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations, as well as Disney transportation,”...
  • White House Mocks Joyful Passengers Removing Their Masks

    04/21/2022 9:10:03 AM PDT · by lightman · 45 replies ^ | 20 April A.D. 2022 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking to reporters at the White House Wednesday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki mocked Americans who joyfully took off their masks earlier this week after a federal judge struck down the Centers for Disease Control mandate. Psaki claimed "just one" plane full of passengers reacted positively to the news. There are dozens of videos showing relieved passengers freeing their faces, with thousands of flight reactions that went undocumented. Meanwhile, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday evening federal attorneys will work to appeal the decision to nullify the mask mandate after the CDC requested they do so. In a statement, the CDC...
  • Psaki Admits Forced Masking on Planes is About Preserving Power (VIDEO)

    04/20/2022 2:27:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 20, 2022 | Cristina Laila
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday admitted forced masking on planes had nothing to do with science or keeping people from getting infected with Covid. Virtually everyone knows masks don’t work. The Biden Regime knows masks don’t work and Psaki admitted it’s all about power. ... A Trump-appointed federal judge on Monday declared Biden’s travel mask mandate unlawful. The Biden regime’s DOJ on Tuesday announced they will appeal Monday’s mask mandate ruling for commercial air travel if the CDC decides to keep the mask mandates in place. White House reporters asked Jen Psaki if the Biden DOJ will...