Researchers analyzed COVID-19 infection rates in Kansas following a statewide mask mandate. They found counties that chose to enforce it saw their cases decrease. Counties that chose to opt out saw cases continue to rise.
Data shows that much of the current coronavirus surge is being caused by casual occasions like small gatherings — transmissions scientists say likely reflect people’s fatigue after so many months of social distancing.
“President Trump wanted me to make it clear that our task force, this administration and our president does not support another national lockdown. And we do not support closing schools,” Pence said — marking a position that has become a major point of disagreement between Democrats and Republicans.