White House Blocked CDC From Mandating Muzzles for Public Transport

"The White House Coronavirus Task Force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, declined to even discuss it." Good!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drafted a sweeping order last month requiring all passengers and employees to wear masks on all forms of public and commercial transportation in the United States, but it was blocked by the White House, according to two federal health officials.

The order would have been the toughest federal mandate to date aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, which continues to infect more than 40,000 Americans a day. The officials said that it was drafted under the agency’s “quarantine powers” and that it had the support of the secretary of health and human services, Alex M. Azar II, but the White House Coronavirus Task Force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, declined to even discuss it.

The two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment, said the order would have required face coverings on airplanes, trains, buses and subways, and in transit hubs such as airports, train stations and bus depots.

A task force official said the decision to require masks should be left up to states and localities. The administration requires the task force to sign off on coronavirus-related policies.

“The approach the task force has taken with any mask mandate is, the response in New York City is different than Montana, or Tuscaloosa, Alabama,” said the official who asked not to be identified because he did not have permission to discuss the matter. “Local and state authorities need to determine the best approach for their responsive effort depending on how the coronavirus is impacting their area.”

Source: The New York Times

  1. Mary E says

    It is up to the individual to take responsibility for his or her own health – by wearing masks out on public transportation….some airlines require them and I wouldn’t be surprised that other forms of transportation might too…but bottom line: It is up to people to wear their masks if they want to be protected…anywhere they go…then they will be assured that they did the best they could for themselves and their familiies.

  2. alberto says

    Good Mr. Pence! The next step should be to arrest Mr.Faucci as direct responsable for the disgrace of many americans. He is much worst than all the iranians you can imagine!

  3. didactic1 says

    CDC elected to nothing.

  4. ke4ram says

    “at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, which continues to infect more than 40,000 Americans a day.”

    Source… the NY Slimes.

    This is the crap that needs curbed. The PCR cannot detect infection or viral load….this author knows it but still puts out the propaganda.

    In fact this entire article was intended to pass on that little line of BS. That’s why the two “anonymous officials”

    This must be an article from the US military’s ministry of truth that propagandizes Americans now “legally”

    1. Saint Jimmy (Russian American) says

      Yeah and these misleading articles are all over the place every day and have been since March. This fake pandemic is just the latest example of a monopolized propaganda machine that has been rotting the minds of Americans and Europeans now for over 20 years.

      1. Kapricorn4 says
        1. Mary E says

          What trump says he hates and doesn’t want the American people to continue experiencing he has made much much worse than we could have imagined…and he has done it to our country and to the American people, who, to him, are just a bunch of losers whose tax money he can use to fund his campaign now thatit is broke/ Trump’s words sound good, but they are total lies…He is doing what is best for him and the trump family/organization….period….

        2. Saint Jimmy (Russian American) says

          No. Thanks.

      2. didactic1 says

        Science cant figure out space and time let alone the common cold.

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