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Jul 16 2020
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is overruling local government mandates requiring people to wear masks in public to stop the spread of COVID-19, insisting that the state's less-stringent guidelines take precedence.
Kemp on Wednesday extended the state's COVID-19 restrictions, which strongly encourage the wearing of masks, but stopped short of requiring them in public, calling such a measure "aNPR (Online News)
Dec 28 2021
The nation’s recent lockdown policies and mask mandates will create a generation of children who exhibit lower IQs and signs of social brain damage, according to a clinical psychiatrist for children and adolescents.
Dr. Mark McDonald cited an Aug. 11 study by Brown University (pdf) that found that “children born during the pandemic have significantly reduced verbal, motor, and overallThe Epoch Times
Jul 31 2022
In a somewhat surprising turn of events for the medical tyranny, Los Angeles County has abandoned its plan to reimpose indoor mask mandate as COVID cases and hospitalizations stabilize.
The county entered the "high" category two weeks ago when the average daily rate of COVID-related hospital admissions rose above 10 per 100,000 residents. As of last Thursday, the rate was 11.7ZeroHedge
Aug 28 2021
A Florida judge has struck down a state order that bans school districts from mandate mask-wearing.
Circuit Judge John C. Cooper sided with parents who said that the state’s Constitution requires that schools keep students safe. They argued that mask mandates would keep students safe amid the pandemic.
While lawyers for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) argued that a new “parents’Independent Journal Review
Sep 29 2023
BRICK, NJ — All patients, visitors and staff at Ocean University Medical Center have to mask up upon entry, as Hackensack Meridian Health has reinstated a mask mandate. The hospital in Brick was one of four in the Hackensack Meridian Health Network where the mask requirement has returned. Also affected are Southern Ocean Medical Center, Old Bridge Medical Center, and Riverview Medical Center,Patch.com
Aug 25 2021
Wading into the bitter debate about face mask mandates in schools, President Joe Biden is threatening civil rights lawsuits against states that ban such requirements. "Some politicians are trying to turn public safety measures…into political disputes for their own political gain," Biden complained last week, saying his administration won't "sit by as governors try to block and intimidateReason
Nov 08 2023
Colorado man sentenced to 13 years for shooting at Aurora Waffle House over mask Colorado man sentenced to 13 years for shooting at Aurora Waffle House over mask Colorado man sentenced to 13 years for shooting at Aurora Waffle House over mask An Arapahoe County District Court judge sentenced a Colorado man to more than a decade behind bars for a shooting at an Aurora Waffle House back in 2020CBS News (Online)
May 27 2021
Mask use was associated with slowed COVID-19 spread, but only during periods of low case growth. A new study suggests state mask mandates didn't help slow COVID-19 transmission. The pre-publication study found "qualitatively comparable courses of viral spread" among states with early, late, and no mask mandates.
Mask use—defined as "the percentage of people who always wear masks inReason
Jul 22 2021
Cases of the Delta variant, a more contagious variation of COVID-19, have been been rising across the U.S., and the CDC says Delta now accounts for over 83% of U.S. COVID-19 cases. New COVID-19 cases are climbing in all 50 states, but remain much lower than the pandemic's peak. According to the New York Times, the 7-day average in new cases topped out at 259,616 in January; as of Wednesday,AllSides Staff
Apr 22 2022
Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Thursday that a court ruling voiding a federal mandate requiring passengers to mask up on airlines and public transit goes “against public health principles” and sets a “bad precedent.”
“We are concerned about that — about courts getting involved in things that are unequivocally public health decisions,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy andHuffPost