Major airlines wavering on mask, vaccine mandates, confusing attendees for world's largest trade fair in Las Vegas

Are you so, so excited about CES? asks Tech website ZD-Net.
Or are you somewhat more energized by the threat of Omicron?
Tech’s most self-regarding event is due to begin on January 5, yet many major tech companies — Amazon, Twitter and Facebook, for example — have already decided to give it an in-person miss because of COVID-19’s new strain.
Those who are still attending — and, who knows, perhaps CES will suddenly get canceled — are likely to be flying. It might be wise, then, to consider the latest evidence on the safety of flying.
At a Senate hearing last week, outgoing Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly declared that wearing masks on planes doesn’t do much. After all, he claimed, air filtration on planes is superior to that of most interior spaces. Outgoing American Airlines CEO Doug Parker chimed in with: “I concur.”
Subsequently, Parker backed away from his concurrence and insisted he believed in the current mask regulations. Meanwhile, Kelly tested positive for COVID-19.

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