Why haven’t Covid mask mandates made much difference?
By David Leonhardt, NY Times Covid cases and hospitalizations are rising again in the U.S., and deaths are starting to rise, too. In response, many people are understandably asking what the country can do to minimize the virus’s toll in the weeks ahead. So far, a lot of discussion has focused on mask mandates. Schools […]
By Daniel Merino, The Conversation On April 18, 2022, a judge in Florida struck down the federal mandate requiring passengers on mass transit to wear masks. While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that passengers mask up while on planes, trains or buses, it is no longer a requirement. When asked […]
By Jill Filipovic, CNN CNN — I absolutely hate wearing a mask on long flights. I’m also appalled that masks are no longer required for air travel and on other forms of public transit. On Monday, a federal judge in Florida ruled that the Biden administration’s public transportation mask mandate was unenforceable. The US Centers […]
A woman wearing a mask walks through an empty Times Square following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, New York – March 19, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Carolyn Crist, WebMD October 29, 2020 — More Americans wore face masks this summer than in the spring, but they were less likely to follow […]