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.
There is a easily recognized pattern or modus operandi to the pathetic terrified trolls who are rapidly awakening to the realization of the damage they caused to themselves and family . Insult,demean and misrepresent without any basis and slither back into their anonymous lair.
Aus The Insanity Continues Oh my word, the "" are now saying that The Common Cold could be causing Heart Damage in infants….Am I completely insane, or does this sound like another … pic.twitter.com/anOx4rxb21
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.
It’s amazing how many people idolised @CMOIreland and slated the Government for disagreeing with him but are now demanding that the same Government ignore his public health advice on masks. At least be honest and say “we demand the Government ignore public health advice” #COVID
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.’
The impacts of the current Covid wave will continue to impact our hospitals & healthcare significantly through April. Please wear a mask in the appropriate settings & come forward for your booster vaccine once due. All actions can help protect & mitigate further impacts.@HSELive
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.
It's telling that the rise in cases and hospitalisations is bringing attention to the apparent (but completely false) benefit of masks but not the dismal failure of the vaccines to stem any of this. https://t.co/psSKIZ5ay7
What do you think of this? It was recorded in Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Enniscrone, Sligo. We believe it’s the Principal, Sr Mary Kelly… “Perhaps your penance this Lent, could be the penance of wearing a mask.” pic.twitter.com/KNMlo96jUt
“A man has been awarded €500 for discrimination after being left upset and embarrassed by the insistence of a porter at Dublin’s Gresham Hotel that he put on a face mask when he was medically exempt”https://t.co/TcNrYgoNbF
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.