21 US States Sue over Mask Mandates

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    The Facts

    • On Tues., 21 US states sued the CDC and other federal agencies to end mask mandates on public transportation.

    • The lawsuit comes after the TSA announced it would extend its mask mandate to Apr. 18 earlier this month.


    The Spin

    Left narrative

    Public health measures are still needed as BA.2 hurtles the globe towards catastrophe. Socially-accepted terms like "endemic" and "new normal" are disingenuous as the pandemic rolls into yet another deadly surge. Public health has been cast aside to serve the selfish interests of the ruling elite.

    Right narrative

    COVID restrictions need to wind down. BA.2 may ultimately prove to be more infectious, but what matters now is severe illness and death, which is trending down toward levels not that different from seasonal flu. Let's respect peoples' pandemic fatigue.


    Political split

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