Networks Lobby Viewers to Keep Masking, Imply Pandemic Is Surging Back

Curtis Houck | April 21, 2022
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Building off its fear-mongering from Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday’s broadcast network morning newscasts encouraged viewers to continue masking up on planes, public transit, and when in airports due to “surging” cases of COVID-19 and a need to support the immunocompromised. This was despite Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle’s Monday ruling that struck down the nationwide mask mandate on travel.

Transportation correspondent Errol Barnett boasted off the top of his CBS Mornings report that “the CDC says amid a surge of COVID in several states across the country, a masking requirement indoors for travelers remains necessary.”