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|User Info||Scientific Evidence: Mask Order INCREASES Transmission; entered at 2020-07-26 15:49:22|
The "late reporting of test result" excuse, which I'm sure you've been relying on as you have not dropped your clearly incorrect order, has long since expired Mr. Waters.
We are now 16 days past the imposition of your Mask Order -- more than three viral incubation times. At exactly one viral incubation time the trend change occurred. It has continued on an unbroken basis since; the case delta rate, 7 day moving average of the delta and the active case count have all deteriorated materially. Today the 7 day moving average of case growth rate in percentage terms stands at more than double what it was on the 14th.
This is direct evidence -- scientific evidence -- that your order radically increased Covid19 transmission in our community. It stands as the single most-reckless action you and your health department have taken since the beginning of this pandemic, and has both directly and materially harmed Sevier County residents.
There is one piece of good news. By my best guess, if the best evidence we have to date holds, we are now roughly 17 days from reaching suppression in Sevier County. In just over two weeks the rate of infection should start to fall on its own -- but not because of your actions.
Rather they will be in spite of them as you have radically increased the rate of infections in this county. We were taking it "nice and slow" -- today, as a direct result of your order that went into effect on the 10th, not so much.