Monday, September 11, 2023

‘We Tried Mask Mandates Once in This Country,’ Sen. JD Vance Says; Marjorie Taylor Greene Introduces Measure to Prevent Federal Mask Mandate, and other C-Virus related stories

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‘We Tried Mask Mandates Once in This Country,’ Sen. JD Vance Says:
Sen. JD Vance introduced legislation on Tuesday that aims to prohibit federal mask mandates from being imposed once again in the U.S.
The Freedom to Breathe Act “would apply through the end of 2024” and “would prohibit any federal official, including the President, from issuing mask mandates applying to domestic air travel, public transit systems, or primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools,” according to the Ohio senator’s office.
“We tried mask mandates once in this country. They failed to control the spread of respiratory viruses, violated basic bodily freedom, and set our fellow citizens against one another,” Vance, a Republican, said in a statement.
“This legislation will ensure that no federal bureaucracy, no commercial airline, and no public school can impose the misguided policies of the past. Democrats say they’re not going to bring back mask mandates—we’re going to hold them to their word,” added Vance, who was elected to the Senate in November 2022.
The senator’s office also noted that the Freedom to Breathe Act “would also prohibit air carriers, transit authorities, and educational institutions from refusing service to individuals who choose not to wear a mask.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces measure to prevent federal mask mandate
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced legislation on Friday that would prohibit the federal government from reviving mask mandates on air travel, public transit and in schools.
The Georgia Republican’s legislation would prevent any federal official, including President Biden, from imposing a mask mandate on flights, public transit, and at schools of every level. The measure also prevents commercial airlines, public transit authorities and educational institutions from denying services to people that do not want to wear a mask.
Ms. Greene’s measure, called the Freedom to Breathe Act, comes as several businesses and schools throughout the country have reimposed mask mandates in the wake of surging COVID-19 cases.
Ms. Greene called out Morris College, a university in Atlanta, for reinstating a mask mandate in August. She said on X, formerly Twitter, that Americans have had enough of “COVID hysteria.”
“Dr. Fauci privately recommended not wearing a mask to his close friends, admitting they weren’t effective, yet he provided nationwide public health guidance stating Americans be required to mask in nearly all social settings, including while on public transit and in schools,” Ms. Greene said in a statement announcing the legislation. --->READ MORE HERE
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