In early September, the US public health agency drafted a general order that required that all passengers and employees wear masks while traveling in the United States.
A measure that had been taken to curb the spread of the virus in the territory, forcing citizens to wear face masks on planes, trains, buses and subways, airports, train stations and bus depots.
This order has just been blocked by the White House this Friday, October 9, as revealed by the New York Times. Several federal officials would have benefited from the support of the secretary of health for the initial drafting of this ordinance.
However, the White House coronavirus task force, led by Vice President Mike Pense, declined to discuss it.
The head of this task force at the White House finally said that this decision must be made by the states and their localities
“The approach taken by the mask-wearing task force is that the response in New York is different than in Montana or Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Local and state authorities must determine the best approach for their response efforts based on the impact of the coronavirus on their region. ”
Click here to enlarge
A decision that could endanger the health of citizens in the United States, and whose spread of the virus continues to increase.