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TESTING MANDATE: Biden administration considering requiring coronavirus tests

• Natural News - Arsenio Toledo

(Natural News) Officials within the administration of Democrat President Joe Biden are considering requiring negative Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) test results before being able to board domestic flights.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg confirmed that the administration is engaged in an "active conversation" with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in regards to require negative test results for domestic air travel.

"What I can tell you is, it's going to be guided by data, by science, by medicine and by the input of the people who are actually going to have to carry this out," said Buttigieg.

"What we know is that it's the appropriate measure for international travel, people traveling into the U.S. given some of those considerations," said Buttigieg on Monday, Feb. 8, in an interview on Axios on HBO. "You know, I'd say the domestic picture is very different, but you know the CDC is always evaluating what can best be done to keep Americans safe."

"But here's the thing," he added, "the safer we can make air travel, in terms of perception as well as reality, the more people are going to be ready to get back in the air."

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky defended the possible new rule on the same day during a virtual briefing with reporters. She argued that the country would be able to detect more cases if more screening is done.