Health Freedom Defense Fund Sues Biden Administration Over Mask Mandate

Photo: Two toy airplanes with medical face mask on blue background by Marco Verch under Creative Commons 2.0

Today the Health Freedom Defense Fund (HFDF) and two Florida residents filed a lawsuit asking the United States District Court in Tampa, Florida to strike down the CDC’s nationwide mask mandate for travel.

“The CDC is not a nationwide police force, and is not empowered to make laws,” said Leslie Manookian, Founder and President of Health Freedom Defense Fund. “Nevertheless, with no legal authority to do so, these unelected, unaccountable technocrats have forced every citizen in America to wear a mask when they travel. We believe that Americans have the right to think for themselves and make their own health care choices without the meddling of government. Americans must not be dictated to in this manner by anyone, let alone unelected, unaccountable technocrats at CDC.”

The nationwide mask mandate was issued by the CDC early in the Biden Administration. Since that time, a Florida Federal Court has struck down the CDC’s cruise line order as unsupported by law, and five justices of the Supreme Court recently appear to have agreed that the CDC over reached with its nationwide eviction moratorium.

“The fact is that the police power — that is the power to regulate the health, safety and welfare of Americans — was specifically reserved to the States by our Constitution,” said George Wentz of the Davillier Law Group, legal counsel for the Plaintiffs. “With the mask mandate, not only does the CDC usurp the role of the States by attempting to exercise general police powers, but at the same time it steps into the shoes of Congress and makes a nationwide law. We are confident that the CDC is way out of bounds here, and the Court will strike down the mask mandate.”

Masks have been approved for use by the general public under an emergency use authorization (EUA) and are considered investigational products under the law. Their efficacy has not been proven, and their short and long-term side effects have not been studied. Recent studies have shown that masks do more harm than good, and expose the wearer to levels of carbon dioxide well above levels permitted by OSHA in the workplace.

Members of Health Freedom Defense Fund feel strongly that they should not, and cannot, be forced to wear masks and that no one should have the power to force another person to cover their airway.

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PDF of Complaint

LINK to press release

9 thoughts on “Health Freedom Defense Fund Sues Biden Administration Over Mask Mandate”

  1. Great research summary on covering 100 years and over 100 medical references, as well as a critique of the fraudulent mask papers. Just in case it’s helpful as a resource.

    1. I agree Children should not be forced to live with fear of breathing air, social distance and masks cause isolation, fear and anxiety. In my opinion it’s child abuse. We are fighting the dumb Alameda County health department for their Tyrannical lockdown. They blame it on the CDC. If you look at the CDC website and type in Zombies you can see the information they have is pointless and stupid. It’s more of a halloween show pushing fear and anxiety to the public. Shame on them! They are too powerful #DEFUNDTHECDC

  2. Michael Regenfuss

    This is very exciting to see this lawsuit happening. We need a lawsuit here in California to get rid of employer mask mandates which of course are illegal. I myself am being threatened with being fired for not complying with my companys mask mandate.

    1. Leslie Manookian

      Please see our resources so you can be assured that masks are not approved medical devices, you can print the Notice pdf for your employer. Good luck and thanks for your support!

  3. This is great!! How about for airport and airline employees?
    Also California is mandating all kids and teachers to wear masks when school starts in August. This is beyond sickening. What can we do for this?

    1. Leslie Manookian

      Hi Alesha, once this mandate is revoked employees will be bound to their individual company policies and should address their employer directly in regards to getting exemptions and the like. We agree that the masking of children is cruel and unnecessary, and this is an issue where the parent must take a stand for their children’s health and well-being. We are doing as much as we can to bring effective lawsuits to multiple areas of the ongoing medical tyranny, stay tuned for updates!

  4. I’m super excited to see a fourth lawsuit filed to challenge the Federal Transportation Mask Mandate! I am the plaintiff in Wall v. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the second anti-FTMM case that’s before the U.S. District Court in Orlando, Florida. Best of wishes to you all! I hope we can all succeed in getting this horrible illegal and unconstitutional mandate tossed out!

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