I don’t know about you but I’m not willing to trust my health to some young upstart judge in Florida. It’s all clearly explained on the National Public Radio website. My health and science decisions will continue to be made based on information from — gasp! — the health and science communities (you know, radical organizations like the CDC, the NIH, the AMA, etc.). I’m not taking my cue from a judge who doesn’t understand the meaning of “sanitation” in the relevant law.
NPR also provides background information on Judge Mizelle. After reading it, I was more convinced than ever that she will not be directing my health decisions. The story notes that during her Senate confirmation process, the American Bar Association (ABA) said she was not qualified for the position because she had not been practicing law for long enough. And that’s the least of her, er, shortcomings if you’re a moderate.
Yes, I’ve dropped my guard a bit when it comes to masks. I don’t wear them outdoors or in wide-open indoor locations. But if it’s crowded or I’m concerned for any reason, I’ve always got a mask with me. It’s worth noting that at all my doctors’ offices, masks are still required and worn by everyone. (I’m looking forward to one day actually seeing and exchanging smiles with my “new” ophthalmologist of two years.)
Oh, and those masks on planes and other public transportation? You’d better believe I’ll be wearing one. Even if I’m the only one. Because I don’t get my medical advice from lawyers any more than I get my legal advice from doctors.
I had to dig around a bit to find out how this judge happened to be ruling on a national mask mandate. It seems the “Health Freedom Defense Fund, a group that opposes public health mandates, and two individuals who argued that wearing masks while flying exacerbated their anxiety and panic attacks first filed the lawsuit against the Biden administration in July 2021.”
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