To mask or not to mask? From "15 days to slow the virus" ,to "follow the science", like everything else with Covid, masks have become politicized.
Brian Joondeph of the American Thinker told KTRH, "Now it's become a symbol of government oppression. It's really the authorities telling you to shut up and behave, literally and figuratively."
Hard to believe it was a year ago that Dr. Anthony Fauci first arrived on the scene, making his first comments on wearing masks.
"There's no reason to be walking around with a mask" Fauci said, "when you're in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better, but it's not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is."
That quote seems to stand alone by itself, but somehow Fauci has shifted from not needing a mask, to wearing a mask, and now we need to wear two!
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, and Mayor Sylvester Turner almost on cue, criticized Governor Greg Abbott for opening up Texas, and lifting the mask mandates.
And yet less than 5 days after Texas re-opened, hard core blue states like California are doing the exact same thing. So did the science suddenly change?
"Masks are a way of dividing people politically" Joondeph says, "you can look at somebody wearing a mask driving alone in their car, and you can almost certainly guess correctly who they voted for. The whole thing has been politicized."
Are masks for safety? or are they for loyalty? Oh, and don't forget the science.