The United States kind of stumbled into the COVID lockdowns as the nation was asked to follow the instructions from the White House Covid task force, starting on January 29th, 2020.
The leaders of the group, Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, eventually convinced former President Donald J. Trump to direct the nation into the “15 Days to Slow the Spread” period, starting March 16, 2020.
In what was a series of bad and possibly nefarious decisions by Fauci and Birx, the 15 days turned into almost 2 years.
Finally, though, as the new data has conclusively proved that the COVID pandemic is over, even the bluest cities and states have re-opened dropping a majority of all their draconian mandates.
The United States Senate passed a resolution Tuesday to end mask mandates for public transportation.
Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s resolution garnered bipartisan support, resulting in a 57-40 vote with eight Democrats voting in favor of the resolution.
Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote against the resolution.
“Today, the Senate said enough is enough and sent a message to unelected government bureaucrats to stop the anti-science, nanny state requirement of travel mask mandates,” Paul said in a statement following the vote.
“Since March 2020, unelected bureaucrats have incessantly declared that we should ‘follow the science,’” he said. “But the same bureaucrats continue to defy science by imposing an ineffective and restrictive mask mandate for individuals traveling on public transit and airplanes.”
Paul said he forced the vote because the federal government is using “fear mongering to stubbornly perpetuate its mandates” while the world learns to “live with COVID.”
The Kentucky senator also called for “clear-eyed, rational advice on how to best protect yourself from illness.”
On Thursday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it would extend its mask mandate a month longer than expected, until April 18.
“At CDC’s recommendation, TSA will extend the security directive for mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs for one month, through April 18th,” an administration official told Fox News.
“During that time, CDC will work with government agencies to help inform a revised policy framework for when, and under what circumstances, masks should be required in the public transportation corridor,” the official added.
“This revised framework will be based on the COVID-19 community levels, risk of new variants, national data, and the latest science. We will communicate any updates publicly if and/or when they change.”
Paul had promised to force a vote in mid-March ending “unscientific” mask mandates on planes and public transportation.
“Apparently government doesn’t want to relinquish its power and plans to extend the mask mandate on planes & public transportation,” tweeted the Republican senator on Thursday before the TSA announcement. “Not on my watch! I’ll be forcing a vote next week to end this unscientific mandate.”
Senators also voted Tuesday on Paul’s amendment to eliminate the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) position, which is held by Dr. Anthony Fauci, and to replace the NIAID with three separate national research institutes.
Republican RINO Senators Richard Burr of North Carolina, Susan Collins of Maine, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, and Jerry Moran of Kansas each voted against the amendment, which failed.
By: Eric Thompson, editor of Eric Thompson Show.
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson, Author at Trending Politics
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