CTT #60: Will mask mandates return to planes and trains?

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The biggest Covid-19 news of the last month came out of Florida, where a federal judge struck down the CDC’s mask mandate on planes, trains and in transportation hubs. As Americans jubilantly removed their masks, the Justice Department quickly filed an appeal.

Importantly, however, the DOJ did not immediately request a stay on the ruling in Florida. Thus, Americans will be flying mask-free for months before the appellate court can hear and rule on the appeal. What does this mean for Covid-concerned travelers? Are masks as good as gone or could they still make a comeback?

Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl examine these questions and many others in this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth. You’ll find all the [time stamped] topics from this show below in the notes:

[01:18] Each show begins with the most recent and relevant facts concerning the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on American life. What’s happening and what does it mean?

[02:58] Why are masks no longer required on planes and public transportation?

[04:16] What should we know about the new strains of Covid-19?

[07:02] If VP Kamala Harris tested positive for Covid-19, but didn’t have any symptoms, does this mean she’s not contagious?

[10:55] Survey says: Are Americans worried about Covid-19 anymore?

[13:12] What’s the latest science on Covid-19 and young kids?

[18:18] How are healthcare workers coping today with the trauma of Covid-19?

[22:42] Do patients think about how their actions affect doctors?

[23:50] How are teens coping with mental health challenges of the pandemic?

[24:56] Why are so many elected officials getting Covid-19?

[27:17] What’s good this week?

[30:11] What’s the biggest non-Covid story in healthcare?

[32:19] Do Americans still believe U.S. healthcare is best in the world?

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