The masses no longer have to wear face masks on planes – and left-wing COVID addicts aren’t happy about it.
Shortly after a judge struck down the Biden administration’s mask mandate for air travel, airlines across the country one-by-one began announcing – some mid-flight – that facemasks for passengers were now “optional,” ending more than two years of compulsory face diapering in the skies. Social media immediately lit up with videos of pilots announcing to the cabin that they were free to remove their masks and breathe the clear air, with passengers applauding and cheering their new freedom.
But some on social media weren’t so thrilled that they may have to sit next to someone who’s not being forced to wear a face diaper to prolong the illusion of an ongoing deadly pandemic. Leftist Twitter exploded with angry tweets from people who had voluntary boarded (some along with their unvaccinated or immune-compromised children) an airplane in which people could already de-mask when eating or drinking, most wearing cloth masks already proven ineffective at stopping the omicron variant, and yet who still seemed convinced that their risk was directly tied to the stranger they willingly agreed to sit next to when they bought their ticket.
Hi @united.— Jeremy Faust MD MS (ER physician) (@jeremyfaust) April 18, 2022
When I bought my tickets for me, my wife (who is pregnant), and our unvaccinated 4-year-old, I assumed you would continue to have a mask mandate.
Now you cancel it and we will have to board our return flight under your new no mask required policy?!
Thanks so much.
I can't stop thinking about people who may have chosen to book and board this flight based on a personal risk assessment that involved everyone being masked. And then, MIDFLIGHT, when it was physically impossible to leave, that element of their risk assessment was upended. pic.twitter.com/5NtA43Gh5h— Maggie Astor (@MaggieAstor) April 19, 2022
I honestly think there's a lot of room for respectful disagreement and discussion between rational adults on where and when to wear a mask, but not when it comes to commercial air travel. You're around 200 strangers in a tight, enclosed space for hours. It's common sense.— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️⚧️🇺🇦 (@cmclymer) April 19, 2022
Imagine the horror of being on a plane, then IN MIDAIR the pilot announces everyone can take their masks off. Now you're locked in a flying coffin with literal plague spreaders - and worst of all, they're smiling.— George Alexopoulos (@GPrime85) April 19, 2022
I am on a plan with my 2 not-yet-eligible for vax kids & the pilot just announced that the mask mandate has just this minute ended. Ppl clapped & took off their masks. Here we are having boarded a plane with our kids. Very upset, @Delta, that this was announced mid flight.— Brooke Tansley (@BrookeTansley) April 19, 2022
Just boarded. More than half of passengers still masked. All flight attendants are. Pilot just came on: “As I’m sure you all just heard. You don’t have to wear masks anymore. So yea, feel free to take them off.” I cannot imagine being on this packed plane right now maskless.— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) April 19, 2022
Here's a thought: if, when a pilot announces the end of mandatory masking, the plane erupts in cheers and 90% of the cabin takes off their face coverings, and you're sitting there angrily tweeting about how "vulnerable" you feel? The problem isn't everyone else. It's you.
And if you're truly that scared, stay home.