COVID Related? FAA Makes Major Change To Health Requirements For Pilots

U.S. President Joe Biden receives a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine administered by a member of the White House Medical Unit in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Biden unveiled a new website where Americans can find recommendations for mitigating Covid-19 risks that are specific to their area. Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

At a glance

  • According to a report on Substack by Vaccine Safety Research Foundation founder Steve Kirsch, the October 2022 version of the FAA Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners widened the range acceptable for pilots to fly.
  • “The PR (a measure of heart function) used to be in the range of .12 to .2,” he writes. “It is now: .12 to .3 and potentially even higher. This is a very wide range; it accommodates people who have cardiac injury.”
  • Why did the FAA make the change? Fox News’s Tucker Carlson reached out to the FAA for an answer. He was told they “follow standard processes based on data and science,” but that data was not provided.

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