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U.S. government appeals Florida court ruling lifting mask mandate

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Florida's governor is a greedy tourism money-chasing dork who doesn't care about people's health. Nuff said.

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what is "controversial" on that to let people to live their own lives FREE?

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There is no need for mandates - people can decide themselves whether to wear masks, or not.

Without reversing emergency measures as soon as possible, governments leave themselves wide open to “told you so” criticism from people who spouted it was all just a hoax to grasp power - don’t give them fuel.

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Eastman

Do you have any actual idea of what freedom is? ' freedom' in it's purest form is anarchy. People do as they like, when they like. Not really the basis of a functional,civilized society, is it?

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Hundreds of people sealed inside a tin can during a pandemic.

Wear a freakin' mask for a few hours, you selfish babies.

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The CDC is right to make recommendations and provide guidance on public health.

This though was an order/mandate, which if not followed was a violation of federal law. Fair enough, but if was necessary at all, it should l, as a legal requirement, be repealed at the earliest opportunity. Given the CDC’s record on the matter (not needed, needed, mandated, not needed, mandated..) they would be best to stick to science based guidance rather than fighting this in the courts. The airlines should then be free to decide what is best for their business as well.

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I wonder if people who hate the CDC and whine about it, think it should be abolished. Is that the idea? And what about WHO? Should they also be abolished? And the people's health after that, to each their own? Is there any misunderstanding in this?

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what is "controversial" on that to let people to live their own lives FREE?

lol Americans thinking theyre free,

they have the highest incarceration rate by far of any 1st world country, highest homicide and violent crime rates, one of the lowest life expectancies of any 1st world countries, with the leading cause of bankruptcies, healthcare debt

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Nothing is stopping people from wearing masks if that's what they want to do. Mandating it is a vast government overreach of a measure that is marginally effective at best. I guess the adult children need someone to tell them what to do and make them feel better.

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samuraivunylToday 01:30 pm JST

Eastman

Do you have any actual idea of what freedom is? ' freedom' in it's purest form is anarchy. People do as they like, when they like. Not really the basis of a functional,civilized society, is it?

Yes buddy I have idea what FREEDOM really is.Possibly not your case though...

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Yes buddy I have idea what FREEDOM really is.Possibly not your case though...

Freedom is being in a minority group and becoming a health risk?

Freedom is owning the left?

Freedom is buying into a personality cult?

Enlighten us. How do you live your life “FREE”?

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> EastmanToday  01:13 pm JST

what is "controversial" on that to let people to live their own lives FREE?

Freedom does not mean acting in ways that endanger those around you including preventing the spread of a deadly disease. I hardly notice wearing a mask what's the big deal. Do your bit to protect your fellow citizens.

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Do you know how much money you can make legally forcing 326,000,000 people to buy one or two masks every single day? For years and years?

also numerous studies prove cheap paper masks don’t work, and if not worn properly can spread and infect...

$$$

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If you want to wear a mask

Go ahead

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“FREE” is the freedom to post anything you want under several different names to create ‘debate’ in order to boost interaction on a website in order to entice advertiser revenue.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

Wear your mask if you want.

your mask and your vaccinations protect you. Don’t they?

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The masks are off and they are never going back on, the U.S. Government is now in "saving face" mode.

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Under the malevolent sway of Ron DeSatan's presidential ambitions the state of Florida is sleep-walking into a self-made Republican swamp where hungry gators lurk and they're going to really make a mess of the gullible folk who follow Florida's Pied Piper of Palooka-villagers.

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Or . . . they could just ask congress to change the statute! Not rocket science! Most everyone agrees that it is way too outdated, and was not written with clarity and precision to begin with. Along with the fact that both parties have expressed in public a need to make it just a little bit more workable.

Unless, of course, they want the statute's enormous ambiguity and the vague uncertainty that defines the executive's police powers for another reason . . .

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Under the malevolent sway of Ron DeSatan's 

“Statewide, 64 percent of Florida voters approve of the job DeSantis is doing, versus just 24 percent who disapprove. Support for DeSantis is broad across nearly all political and demographics.”

nearly double the support of the resident of the White House.

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The FDA and other federal agencies are empowered to act in case of an emergency. Fawning state officials trying to gain politically are not empowered to stop them. That is what will be discussed in court, and it really sounds like the judge acted improperly.

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A U.S. federal judge on Monday struck down the COVID-19 mask mandate, stating that it exceeded the CDC's statutory authority.

Let’s be precise- a thirty-five year old judge appointed by Trump as an FU gift to Biden following his defeat in the 2020 election to sabotage future decision making.

She was unqualified to be a judge and got appointed through nepotism - she does not owe her role to competence, but rather the opposite.

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We are now at the stage where a poorly qualified Trump appointee in one state can apparently make nationwide healthcare decisions.

The USA ceased being a truly functioning democracy well before the attempted coup.

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Oh super mad that one judge can make a National decision? That’s why she is a federal judge.

but you loved it when Obama college buddy in Hawaii ruled in your favor for the entire USA.

thought there are no “Trump” judges or “Obama” judges?

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Here is info on the judge. Make your own decision if she was qualified. There are other articles with more info on the decision itself, which appeared to be based on a misunderstanding of the terminology used in historical legal documents.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/04/20/who-is-judge-kathryn-kimball-mizelle-the-federal-judge-who-blocked-bidens-travel-mask-mandate/

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Blacklabel

Wear your mask if you want.

your mask and your vaccinations protect you. Don’t they?

On public transport it should be mandated. Many people don't have a choice to avoid public transport. The protection masks give is for other people in the public space.

When surgeons operate, they don't put a mask on the patient, they wear masks themselves.

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