Bloomberg Law
April 10, 2020, 10:10 AMUpdated: April 13, 2020, 7:17 PM

Some Say Virus-Prompted Rule Changes Go Too Far (Corrected)

John Dunbar
John Dunbar
Investigations Editor

State and federal governments are using the ongoing global pandemic to pursue deregulation and political priorities, a trend that has prompted protests.

Some of the rule changes are based on common sense—like allowing hand sanitizers of up to 12 ounces on airplanes—while others are seen as threats to public health and safety. And most contain elements of both, raising hard questions about how far the government should go when it comes to fighting a deadly virus.

As of 1 a.m. Friday, the pandemic had killed nearly 16,500 people in the U.S and sickened 460,000 more. Disruptions have led to closed ...

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