There’s some interesting news about air travel and restrictions amongst the fourth wave of the novel coronavirus.
It’s been revealed that the Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday said that a vaccine mandate for domestic air travel wasn’t currently necessary because current COVID-19 mitigation strategies, like masking, work.
“When it comes to domestic travel, we found other strategies are highly effective, including masks and those protections,” Buttigieg said.
He also made sure to note the fact that vaccination is required for international air travelers to the US.
“Meanwhile, of course, we have employers both inside the travel agency — travel industry and just across the country advancing vaccines, and that is creating a very safe travel environment for Americans,” he added during an interview with Chuck Todd during an appearance on “Meet the Press.”
It’s also important to note the fact that earlier during November, the Democratic lawmakers urged President Joe Biden in a letter to require all airlines passengers either show proof of full vaccination or to show a negative covid test before boarding a domestic flight.
“This is a necessary and long overdue step toward ensuring all Americans feel safe and confident while traveling and reduce the chances of yet another devastating winter surge.”
This is what the 30 Democrats wrote in the November 11 letter.
Fauci releases warning about the pandemic
Fauci is in the spotlight after he revealed a terrible warning.
It’s been just reported that Fauci warned on Sunday that time was running short to prevent a “dangerous” new surge of Covid-19 infections.
It’s also important to note the fact that the coronavirus cases across the US are rising again for the first time in weeks and approaching 100,000 per day.
Experts fear that this week’s Thanksgiving holiday, for which tens of millions of Americans will travel for indoor celebrations with family and friends, will fuel a further surge.