eolesen wrote: ↑Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:25 pmStill doesn't explain why masks are suddenly effective on planes when they're not necessary in an Oscars telecast, sports arena, movie theater, or anywhere else where people are closer than 6 feet.
Already covered above, for those who can see past the Republican or even further right talking points. The masks are not "suddenly effective", they have been effective for years. Guidelines are a calculated risk. The calculation changes based on real numbers - confirmed case levels and death levels.
The appeal has been filed. I hope it succeeds. You should hope it succeeds as well unless you enjoy having one judge over one area setting national policy. Don't support the judge simply because you agree with her decision. Support the decision process if you believe one judge should be setting national policy (remembering every time in the past that some judge you disagreed with legislated from the bench and you didn't like the outcome).
(To be clear, my desire of "success" would not be reinstatement of the mask requirement. It would be confirmation that the CDC can make such recommendations and government entities can enforce recommendations for the safety of fellow travelers. I agree that it is time for the mandate to be suspended but if the numbers climb again I don't want the government's hands tied by either wing of politics.)