Today five states — Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, Montana and North Dakota — have ended, or soon will end, statewide mask mandates, despite the looming threat of COVID-19 and highly transmissible variants.
They’re joining 11 other states — Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee — that never required face coverings statewide.
Texas and Mississippi announced Tuesday they’d shortly be ending requirements for masks and allowing businesses to operate at full capacity, decisions President Joe Biden slammed as “Neanderthal thinking.”
Ending requirements for face coverings defies Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance that encourages everyone public to continue wearing masks in public and maintaining proper social distancing.~ Marlene Lanthang, ABC News
So I don’t prefer to wear a mask. However, since my workplace requires it, as well as many of the businesses I patronize, I might as well cooperate and comply. I’ve heard the complaints, explanations, etc from anti-maskers, which I still don’t fully understand.
I’ll do me, you (anti-masker) do you so we can agree to disagree.
To date (March 8, 2021) 30 million Americans have been vaccinated for the COVID-19 disease. However, masking and social distancing is still necessary to continue to combat disease transmission. Although, I’ve noticed it’s all but been abandoned.
As anticipated, variants of COVID-19 have been recorded. One of which is called B1.1.7 was first discovered in the United Kingdom.
While I long for the days of no masks in public spaces, now isn’t the time in my humble opinion. I will continue to cooperate until the narrative changes.
Besides … I’m kinda digging on the fact that I concentrate on people’s eyes, and body language. They say eyes are “windows into the soul” – for better or worse.
More from me later,