Mic  |  July 26, 2021

This much is unsurprising given all the fuss over mask mandates last year. Last summer, Joe Biden promised a mask mandate when accepting the Democratic nomination for president. However, Lawrence Gostin, a professor at Georgetown University of Law Center, previously told Mic that “public health powers are vested in the states. States could enact a statewide mask mandate, but not the president.”

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