While it is certainly true that America is beginning to dig her way out of the coronavirus pandemic, we certainly aren’t out of the woods left, and precautions remain in place for some of the situations in which the spread of the disease is possible.
This, of course, includes travel on airplanes, where recirculated air is of great concern, as is the proximity of passengers to one another.
One prominent Democrat is now facing intense criticism regarding a mask-less photo in just such a situation.
Climate czar John Kerry was caught not wearing his mask while reading a book on an American Airlines flight in spite of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mandate requiring masks on flights.take our poll - story continues below
The photo, which was first posted by conservative outlet the Tennessee Star, shows the former secretary of state wearing his mask hanging off one ear as he reads a book in first class.
Fox News confirmed the photo’s authenticity with the passenger, who wished to remain anonymous. The passenger shared a photo of his boarding pass with Fox News to confirm he was on the flight.
Kerry responded later in the day, suggesting that he had only quickly had the mask away from his face, and characterized the event as “momentary”.
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