The politics of masks have changed.
And even Democrats now see the dangers of keeping the farce going any longer.
But union bosses don’t care about the science or the facts and could stop the feds from ending this mask mandate.
In cities and states all over the country mask mandates are disappearing quicker than retiring Democrat congressmen.
And it’s not just happening in “Red” areas.
Deep “blue” areas like New York, Washington, D.C., and even California, are loosening and even ending mask mandates as politicians finally wake up to the cold hard truth.
And not just the truth that they don’t work and were never about science and public health.
No, they are waking up to the fact that the American people have had enough of Fauci’s folly and Democrat mandates and are ready to revolt at the ballot box.
As soon as they figured that out, an amazing thing happened. The science changed.
And the CDC issued new guidelines on masks.
But while many, if not most, COVID mask mandates around the country are ending following the latest CDC guidance, the TSA’s federal requirement for masks on planes and other forms of public transportation have stubbornly remained in effect.
That could very well change soon, as the Transportation Security Administration’s mask mandate is set to expire on March 18.
And many Americans are thrilled!
Senator Rand Paul, among others, has been pushing for this change for months, and believes it is long past time to make this happen.
But Union Bosses have a different idea.
The United States’ largest flight attendants union adamantly opposes letting the mask mandate expire.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA is demanding the masking requirements be extended once again, no matter what the CDC’s new recommendations are, and no matter what the science says.
And this is no small demand. The union represents more than 50,000 flight attendants at most of the major airlines including United, Alaska, Hawaiian, Spirit, and Frontier.
“The conditions in aviation are the same,” union bosses told USA Today in a statement after the CDC released the updated mask guidelines.
What the union bosses really mean is their power trip is the same.
They like having the power and control over passengers and they could care less what the CDC, the science, the facts, or even the TSA has to say about it.
The TSA put masking requirements into place in January 2021, following an executive order from President Joe Biden. But even before that, airlines had asked passengers to wear masks as far back as May of 2020, due to recommendations from the CDC.
The very same CDC the union bosses want to ignore now.
It doesn’t matter to them that the state of the country is very different, and that COVID cases have plummeted.
In fact, even before the CDC updated its masking guidelines on February 25 to reflect the ending of the pandemic, states with some of the toughest COVID restrictions had already begun ending them.
But air and rail travel mask requirements did not change, much to the consternation of the American traveler.
The mask mandate has been extended three times, often at the behest of both airline industry and the flight attendant union bosses.
Now we get to see if union bosses, or science will prevail this time.
And if the union bosses prevail just what will be done about it.