States With Mask Mandates Are Reporting Higher Covid Cases Than Maskless Florida

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States that have imposed mask mandates are reporting higher covid cases per capita than Florida which has never once had a statewide mask mandate in place.

Illinois is one of a handful of states that has a mask mandate in place after Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) reinstituted the mandate in late August, The mandate requires all Illinois residents older than two to wear a mask in indoor settings, regardless of their vaccination status. The measure, however, does not seem to be stopping the virus from spreading. 

Breitbart reports: According to the New York Times’ coronavirus tracker, Illinois is reporting a daily average of 4,661 cases, or 37 per 100,000. That reflects an increase of 45 percent over the last two weeks. 

While Oregon lifted its controversial outdoor mask mandate this week, it still has an indoor requirement in place. Still, it is reporting a daily average of 806 cases, or 19 per capita. 

In October, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s (D) administration in New Mexico extended the statewide mask mandate. Yet, as of Saturday, it reported a daily average of 1,406 cases, or 67 per capita, representing an increase of five percent in the last two weeks. 

Other states that have a mask mandate in place include Nevada, which is reporting a daily average of 21 cases per 100,000, and Washington, which is reporting a daily average of 18 cases per 100,000. 

Hawaii is the only state with a mask mandate in place that comes close to Florida, reporting a daily average of seven cases per 100,000. Florida is still the lowest in the nation, reporting 6 per 100,000. 

The Sunshine State never once had a statewide mask mandate in place.

“They should not be mandated. No government entity should force you to do that. That is your choice. If that’s something you believe provides you protection, no one is going to say anything to you. But that should not, absolutely not, be mandated,” Gov. DeSantis said in August, defending his long-held belief and noting that “even some of these experts now are acknowledging, with an aerosolized virus, a piece of cloth is not going to stop the aerosols.”

5 Comments

  1. They all know surgical masks do not protect anyone from viruses And do make infected people sicker I’m pretty sure.

  2. Masks are your emblem of compliance. You who don them are stalwart soldiers of the Deep State admitting your obeisance to your masters. YOU are kneeling before your totalitarian wanna-bes.

    Does that make you proud? If it does, you’re part of the problem…not of the solution.

    • If you had a operation and your doctors didn`t wear medical masks you would get infection-FACT.People here in florida mostly MASK up when the covid is most active.If not wearin one is your thing than go for it no one cares unless you are showing signs of infection than most people would run away from you

  3. florida`s old folks population is set to double in the next 40 years and most old folks like to mask up and have over the years and most of the youth don`t.It`s your life just don`t blow chunks in anyones face and we`ll all get along just fine

  4. Masks are proven to fight infection on nearly every surgical ward in the world but your right in the feild they are not as effective but still it may help abit maybe give alittle hope and I don`t think they hurt at all.My wife has been wearing one since the start of covid and I don`t wear them much unless going to the store.At the gym it is almost impossible and seems better to just give everyone some more space than normal.Where you work and where you play at seems to be the biggest factor.We have all the shots mask and don`t mask isolate and don“t have it siince the known? start

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