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User Info Scientific Evidence: Mask Order INCREASES Transmission; entered at 2020-07-21 19:02:47
Tickerguy
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Registered: 2007-06-26
It gets complicated if your area changed anything else in terms of mandates at the same time (e.g. allowing bars to reopen while at the same time mandating masks.) That would be almost-impossible to accurately disentangle.

This is a nice clean "test" in that not only was the effective date a week AFTER the 4th of July holiday (so the impact of visitors/tourism/gathering would occur BEFORE the mandate had any effect) but in addition there were no other changes in business operations or other strictures from the state or county.

Frankly if they wanted to pull a scam they ****ed up; if they had issued it effective the 5th of July they could have claimed the tourism over the holiday weekend did it. That they put it into effect on the 10th makes that argument impossible as the impact of the change should occur on or right about the 15th, too late for the 4th to be the cause -- and it did.
2020-07-21 19:02:47