Free State Vs. Lockdown State No Discernible Difference


A comparison of Florida and California show similar COVID-19 trends with some of the highest case numbers in the country, despite one state being mostly closed and the other completely open.


Fifteen states, including Florida, Iowa and Missouri, have either lifted or never implemented statewide mask mandates, leaving it up to counties to implement the rules, with Montana being the latest state to do so.

Other states that never implemented or have lifted mask mandates include Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee. Arizona only requires masks in certain settings.

These are the states reopening, rolling back mask mandates amid coronavirus pandemic

Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Feb. 5 lifted all coronavirus restrictions — including a mask mandate

In Missouri, Republican Gov. Mike Parson lifted all restrictions in June, including a mask mandate…

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also announced in June that the state would not reimpose sweeping shutdowns amid some of the highest COVID-19 case numbers in the country, saying that going back to lockdowns would cripple the economy without saving lives.

DeSantis’ popularity among the Republican Party has risen as a result of his decision not to shut down Flordia, and the state has seen an influx of new residents and even tourists amid the pandemic. 

Fifteen states, including Florida, Iowa and Missouri, have either lifted or never implemented statewide mask mandates, leaving it up to counties to implement the rules, with Montana being the latest state to do so.

Other states that never implemented or have lifted mask mandates include Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee. Arizona only requires masks in certain settings.


‘Eye-opening’ report finds 20% of Pennsylvania restaurants could close within 3 months


The Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association, estimates that 7,500 restaurants could permanently close.


Time To Double Down On Your Failed Policies

PA Gov. Tom Wolf said with no proof. “The reason [PA is] seeing cases drop can be attributed, in part, to people following the mitigation efforts we have in place. Mask-wearing, social distancing and hand hygiene are making a difference…”

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