The country may soon see an increase in COVID-19 infections now that airlines have made masks optional. It says expert in infectious diseases and professor of medicine at Emory University Dr. Carlos Del Rio. He spoke to WABE’s Jess Mador just after a federal judge suspended the country’s transport mask requirement for domestic flights.
Before the judge rejected the national mask mandate, a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research showed that a majority of Americans supported a mask claim for airplanes and other shared transportation.
Del Rio says he learned U.S. airlines scrapped masks on domestic flights while sitting on a plane to London.