The U.S. is witnessing the expanding threat of the COVID-19 delta variant. Many states have reached critical levels of hospitalizations and infections. Vaccinations coupled with the responsible wearing of masks have been scientifically proven to significantly reduce the spread of the virus. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide have been vaccinated. Yet, here we are.
Some of the states that are being impacted the most, and that are seeing ever-increasing rates of death from the variant, are the same states whose leadership is denouncing any sort of mandates for the wearing of masks or the requirement to be vaccinated. These leaders cite “personal freedoms” as an excuse for doing nothing. Some have even threatened to withhold pay for school administrators who have the gall to require masks for their students and staff. Imagine that … being sanctioned for trying to save a life.