Compare and Contrast...
We are now just passing the seven-week mark of Governor Evers issuance of a statewide mask mandate in Wisconsin. The order is due to expire on September 28, 2020, eight days from now.
There are some news reports that the governor is seeking to extend his order, however, I’ve seen no verifiable reports that this will occur at this time. The City of Bayfield adopted a city-wide ordinance requiring face coverings back on July 15, 2020, and the ordinance is open-ended with no firm expiration date.
A snapshot in time shows us how effective and impactful these face diapers have been here in the state. Now, this is only a snapshot of our local county. You are welcome to extrapolate your own theories and numbers for your particular part of the state.
As of 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 19. 2020 these were the numbers presented for our consideration.
And then 12 days earlier, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, these were the numbers presented for our consideration.
I’m unable to vouch or verify the numbers. Across the nation, there are occurrences of the numbers related to the pandemic being manipulated and exploited to show a particular point of view and result.
As I look at the current numbers and those presented 12 days earlier, I have to wonder just how effective the mask mandate has been. What are we not being told?
There has never been any clinical study done with randomized control trials in a non-healthcare setting that verify the effectiveness of an all-encompassing mask-wearing while in public. It is the confusing communication, gatherings of 250 are ok, now only gatherings of 100, masks, no masks, and no consistent response on how we should be behaving, by Federal, State, and Local governments that continues to drive people to distraction.
There continues to be a lack of leadership, and inadequate response, to what has been going on since March of 2020, by all levels of government and business leaders alike. Can we find those who will articulate a message that is consistent and be leaders who will be leading from the front?