Americans have exceeded universal masking benchmarks, but it has not slowed or stopped the spread.
Dec 7, 202023
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SubscribeOne of the most common pro-mask arguments I've heard over the course of the past year, both from "public health experts" and your average citizen, sounds similar to the following statement:
"If only everyone would just wear a mask, we would be able to crush the virus and end the pandemic."
This line of reasoning is frequently espoused by lockdown governors and "public health experts." You see, the problem isn't them, it's you, the citizen, we're told. Wear a mask, peasant. You're the problem! You're the reason why the pandemic is still a problem in this country.
Deaths up? Why aren't you wearing a mask. Cases up? Wear a mask. Hospitals crowded? The problem is that not enough people are wearing masks, they claim.
Andrew Cuomo @NYGovCuomo
Hospitalizations are going up. Wear. A. Mask.
December 7th 2020
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Gavin Newsom @GavinNewsom
#COVID19 update: -Positivity rate: 3.9% -Daily case average: 6,719 -Hospitalizations: 36% increase -ICU: 37% increase We absolutely must take these increases seriously. Wear your mask. Physically distance. Do not let your guard down. Your actions could literally save lives.
November 13th 2020
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Governor Phil Murphy @GovMurphy
NEW JERSEY #COVID19 UPDATE: ??6,046 new positive cases ??368,0...[ Click here for full document ]