China News Service, April 22. According to US media reports, in response to the US federal judge's decision to stop the transportation mask order, American infectious disease expert Fauci said on the 21st that the "arbiter" of public health decisions should be the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Centers for Prevention (CDC), not the courts.

Data map: Fauci, an American infectious disease expert.

  Fauci said in an interview with CBS that the arbiter of public health decisions should be the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), not the courts, and that the mask-wearing order "is not a matter of justice."

  Fauci said the CDC has an obligation to protect the American public by making recommendations based on science and sound public health information.

  However, Fauci said the CDC will comply with the court order because it is a legal obligation.

  Fauci also expressed his concern that "one of the issues we face is that courts overturn the principles of public health determinations ... which could set a disturbing precedent."

  On the 18th local time, a federal judge in the United States made a ruling to overturn the mask order issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and implemented in the public transportation system, and canceled the use of public transportation such as planes, trains, taxis, and buses in the United States. Mandatory to wear masks.

  U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Kohli said on his social media on the 20th local time that in view of the CDC’s assessment of the federal judge’s suspension of the transportation mask order, the Department of Justice has submitted a notice of appeal in the case.

The CDC previously said it had asked the Justice Department to continue its appeal because "the order to wear masks in enclosed vehicles remains necessary for public health."

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