US surgeon general defends not requiring vaccines for air travel

US surgeon general defends not requiring vaccines for air travel


US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on Sunday defended the Biden administration not requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to travel on airplanes, saying that unvaccinated people need to be able to fly in emergency situations.

Murthy said it was “reasonable” to consider implementing vaccine rules for travel but also necessary to take into account “equity concerns.”

“We know that when it comes to mandating vaccines for travel there are important issues around equity that would have to be worked out, to ensure that people, for example, if they have to travel in the case of emergency to see a relative who got sick, would be able to do that, even if you know they weren’t vaccinated,” Murthy told CNN anchor Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy also said it was “reasonable” to consider implementing vaccine rules for travel.David Zalubowski/AP

Murthy, however, insisted that President Biden’s new vaccine rules, which will require businesses with

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