Tag Archives: masks

This morning.

Via Reuters:

Face masks are set to be no longer mandatory in airports and on flights in Europe, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have said.

The new recommendations will come into effect from 16 May.

“From next week, face masks will no longer need to be mandatory in air travel in all cases, broadly aligning with the changing requirements of national authorities across Europe for public transport,” EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky said in a statement.

Europe plans to drop mandatory mask requirements for air travel next week (RTE)

Meanwhile…

Fight!

Meanwhile…

Anyone?

Ah here.

Earlier…

The US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) did not have the legal authority to impose a mask mandate for airline, bus and train passengers, and that the government broke the law by doing it without first seeking public comment, a federal judge has ruled

Last night/this morning.

Via The Guardian:

A federal judge in Florida has struck down Joe Biden’s national mask mandate covering airplanes, airports and other public transportation, prompting the White House to announce the rule would not be enforced while federal agencies decide how to respond to the judge’s order.

The ruling appeared to free operators to make their own decisions about mask requirements, with several airlines announcing they would drop mandates, but other transport networks including the New York City subway planning to keep them in place.

The mandate was overturned on Monday by the US district judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in Tampa, who judged the rule as exceeding the authority of US health officials in the coronavirus pandemic.

She added that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had failed to justify its decision and did not follow proper rule-making procedures.

US judge strikes down Biden mask mandate for planes and trains (The Guardian)

Meanwhile…

Meanwhile…

Meanwhile…

In fairness.

NBC

Meanwhile…

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer

Um.

Last night.

Anyone?

Meanwhile…

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) and the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM) called on Dr Tony Holohan to reintroduce certain public health measures, such as the wearing of masks and working from home, until the current wave of COVID-19 subsides.

In a letter, the CMO was told that the circumstances facing frontline workers are ‘incredibly dangerous and inhumane for many’.

Both organisations called on the CMO to issue ‘clear advice’ to the Government. The letter said: ‘Wearing masks and working from home will assist. We accept that, of themselves, these measures will not end the spread, but they will lessen the burden of infection, reduce cross-infection and may help ameliorate the intolerable pressure on our hospitals. Mandating these measures is now, in our shared view, a matter of urgency.’

Health staff’s ‘urgent’ appeal to Holohan for COVID restrictions (Extra.ie)

RollingNews

HSE CEO Paul Reid

This morning.

Let it go, Paul.

Meanwhile…

This morning.

…via RTÉ News:

The Taoiseach has said he did not believe that making it mandatory to wear a mask indoors would change the current Covid-19 situation.

Organisations representing doctors and nurses have called on the Government to reintroduce some measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine have called on ministers to revisit measures such as wearing masks indoors and in congregated settings and working from home.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Today with Claire Byrne, Micheál Martin said the Government is guided by public health advice in relation to Covid-19 and he has been in touch with the Chief Medical Officer

…Mr Martin said the country is in a new phase of Covid-19 and the guidance remains to wear a mask.

However he added that the return of restrictions is not justified.

Return of Covid restrictions not justified, Taoiseach says (RTE)

RollingNews

This afternoon.

Hmm.

Earlier…

This morning.

Earlier…

Ah here.

This morning.

Poll: Should mandatory face mask rules be reintroduced in certain spaces? (The Journal)

Update:

Um.

Meanwhile…

Oh.

Sister Mary Kelly.

Old school.

*shudder*

Shutterstock

Belvedere College, Dublin 1 during the rona

Anyone?

Meanwhile….

Fight!

Earlier: No Meaningful Effect

Meanwhile….

That’ll learn the porter.

Um.

This morning.

Unravelling the Role of the Mandatory Use of Face Covering Masks for the Control of SARS-CoV-2 in Schools: A Quasi-Experimental Study Nested in a Population-Based Cohort in Catalonia (SSRN)

Yesterday.

Manhattan, New York, New York, USA.

‘Masks for seniors, masks for kids,
‘It’s not about you. also not like the flu
‘Just because we’re tired, doesn’t mean it’s over
Mandate masks, that’s our ask.’

Pro-mask- protestors demonstrate the lifting of New York’s covid mask mandate with a song in the air of nursery rhyme Frère Jacques.

Johnnynyc (out of picture).

YIKES!

KN writes:

Not sure if you guys have seen this, from the United Nations on NBC (broadcast last month). Go to @7.44.

It’s probably an optical illusion, but if not, I’d like to remind our new insect overlords that as a trusted Broadsheet reader, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.

Fight!