There’s no single person who can predict the future. When people put their heads together, however, they can sometimes reach a consensus on a reasonable probability that something will happen. And one recent consensus on the federal air travel mask mandate? It’ll be gone before November 8, 2022.
This is according to the online betting market Polymarket. The market currently sits at a 74 percent chance that a mask mandate for domestic flights (for all passengers, not just unvaccinated ones) won’t make it to the November midterm elections — a deadline more clearly rooted in politics than anything else.