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Pima COVID mask mandate will end Feb 28 after supervisors nix extension

Despite recommendations from county staff, a December measure that requires the use of masks in indoor public places will expire on Feb. 28 after the Pima County Board of Supervisors refused to extend the mandate for another month.12,539 cases in Arizona... Read more»

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Feb 15, 2022, 6:11 pm
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This is what SHOULD happen.  Politicians have more than just a very narrow definition of public health to consider.  Bureaucrats should not make wide ranging decisions about economics, education and public discourse.  They have one very narrow focus: Publix health.

The elected officials must not simply knee jerk whatever a non treating physician says. They are responsible for a broad understanding of the community.  We never should have locked any thing down either. All that did was breed fear and generate mutations of the virus as the pandemic dragged on. 

If there is one thing learned from this you cannot hide from a virus.  Lockdowns and quarantines and masking did not work.  Look at omicron. It was highly contagious despite masking and all of the other mandates.

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Feb 15, 2022, 6:16 pm
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Moreover. Infections are the wrong metric.  If we treated the common cold like covid and tested for it we’d see extremely high infections but little serious illness.  Like covid today.

We need to accept covid is with us to stay.  Can’t hide from it any longer.  If we ever could.

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