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Donald Trump: ‘WE WILL NOT COMPLY’ with Coronavirus Tyrants’ Mask or Vaccine Mandates

Americans will “NOT COMPLY” with another push for lockdowns, mask mandates, or vaccine rules, former President Donald Trump declared in a video posted to Truth Social this week, promising that if he takes office again, he will use all available authority “to cut federal funding to any school, college, airline or public transportation system that imposes a mask mandate or a vaccine mandate.”


North Korea Shows Maskless Faces in State Media, a Pandemic Milestone

Analysts and South Korean journalists noted this week that North Korea’s state television and its state newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, began publishing photos of official events featuring maskless communist officials, a sign that the years-old sanitary mask mandate imposed to prevent the spread of Wuhan coronavirus may be ending.

Children perform as North Korea marks it 77th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang on October 10, 2022. (Photo by KIM Won Jin / AFP) (Photo by KIM WON JIN/AFP via Getty Images)

Hong Kong Drops Mask Mandate After Almost Three Years

John Lee, the Beijing-controlled chief executive of Hong Kong, announced on Tuesday that Hong Kong’s mandate to wear masks both inside and outdoors will be dropped on Wednesday, March 1. The mandate was imposed in July 2020, making it one of the world’s longest-lasting and strictest coronavirus mandates.

Commuters wearing face masks browse their smartphones as they ride on a subway train in Hong Kong on Feb. 7, 2023. Hong Kong’s government announced Thursday, Feb. 16, that the territory's population dropped for a third straight year as deaths rose during the pandemic and anti-virus measures reduced the number …