Florida judge overturns CDC mask mandate for public transit, planes

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The Aviation Agency’s Del Monte said people throw tantrum on flights “because they feel they can … We have a place for people who believe they can do whatever they want when they want. It’s called prison.”
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A federal judge on Monday vacated the national mask mandate for planes and other forms of public transportation, arguing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had overstepped its authority.

The ruling comes less than a week after the CDC had decided to extend the mandate for 15 days, amid a rise in Covid infections nationwide due to the more contagious omicron BA.2 subvariant.

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