Data compiled by Kathy Dopp. Here’s what Arthur Firstenberg observed back on August 12:
Mandating masks has not kept death rates down anywhere. The 20 U.S. states that have never ordered people to wear face masks indoors and out have dramatically lower COVID-19 death rates than the 30 states that have mandated masks. Most of the no-mask states have COVID-19 death rates below 20 per 100,000 population, and none have a death rate higher than 55. All 13 states that have death rates higher 55 are states that have required the wearing of masks in all public places. It has not protected them.
This will, of course, be lost on those for whom masking is an article of faith, according to the Holy Writ of “science” as dictated by Dr. Fauci (who doesn’t wear his mask on camera) and the CDC. For such believers, that “science” is corroborated by the fact that Trump doesn’t wear one, while Biden/Harris do.