President Biden has ruled out on requiring Covid-19 tests for all passengers on domestic flights as of now, saying that the scientific evidence does not support implementing the procedure.
The White House stated late Friday that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isn’t recommending testing and that President Biden will follow their lead.
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“President Biden has taken a number of steps to make travel safer since coming into office, including requiring masking on all air travel and public transit, pre-departure testing for inbound international travel and self-quarantine and testing after international travel,” White House spokesman Kevin Munoz said in a statement. “At this time, CDC is not recommending required point of departure testing for domestic travel. As always, we will follow the science to bring this pandemic to an end.”
President Joe Biden has made fighting the pandemic his top priority, he started ordering more vaccine doses and making sure Americans wear masks until hopefully the end of April.
United States Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have decreased significantly in the past month as people being vaccinated has increased.
Dr. Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a Covid adviser to President Biden, stated that the B117 variant found originally in the U.K. could become the dominant strain in the United States.
The U.S. has already imposed testing requirements on international flights bound for the United States.
Congress considers another $15 billion in federal payroll aid that has helped avoid widespread airline employee furloughs.
Sources: Roll Call, Fox News, Breitbart, CNBC, and The Hill; Photo: thefederalistpapers.org