What Mask Mandate's End Means For The Pandemic And Travelers : Consider This from NPR A federal judge struck down the CDC's mask mandate for public transportation on Monday, clearing the way for airlines and ride hailing companies to eliminate mask requirements for passengers. What might the change mean for travelers — especially those most vulnerable to infection or too young to be vaccinated?

NPR science correspondents Selena Simmons-Duffin and Maria Godoy explain.

NPR's Tamara Keith outlines the political implications for the Biden administration.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

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What The End Of The Mask Mandate Means For The Pandemic — And High-Risk Travelers

What The End Of The Mask Mandate Means For The Pandemic — And High-Risk Travelers

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Travelers walk through Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on April 19, 2022. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A federal judge struck down the CDC's mask mandate for public transportation on Monday, clearing the way for airlines and ride hailing companies to eliminate mask requirements for passengers. What might the change mean for travelers — especially those most vulnerable to infection or too young to be vaccinated?

NPR science correspondents Selena Simmons-Duffin and Maria Godoy explain.

NPR's Tamara Keith outlines the political implications for the Biden administration.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and Vincent Acovino. It was edited by Ashley Brown, Joe Neel, Roberta Rampton, and Courtney Dorning. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.