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Sweeping, Limited, or No Powers at All? What’s at Stake in the Mask Mandate Appeal

The definition of “sanitation.” An old court case that involves an underwear manufacturer. Whether people had a fair chance to express their opinions about wearing masks on planes. These disparate factors are in the spotlight as the Biden administration challenges a U.S. District Court ruling that overturned a federal mask mandate on public transportation. The outcome could determine the limits of federal public health officials’ power not only during the covid-19 crisis but also when the next pandemic hits. Sound complicated? It is. About the only thing that’s clear so far is that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mask requ...

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