The Centers for Disease Control found in a report on Friday that the number of disease cases in Kansas authorized to use masks has decreased, while the number of opt-out counties has increased by 100%
Although experts have long agreed that masks are a key part of limiting the spread of COVID-19, their use has been the subject of months of political debate.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, survey results support a similar decline in the number of people requiring masks in 15 states and Washington, DC.
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On Friday, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that counties in Kansas had adopted gas masks. Compared with counties without infection, the mask mission has reduced the spread of COVID-19, which is an increase in diseases caused by the new coronavirus.
The Democrat Kansas Governor Laura Kelly released the statewide mask mission on July 3, but each county can withdraw from her order individually. According to Wichita Eagle's report on July 8, about 90 counties opted out of her life.
According to the CDC report, after the issuance of the opt-out authorization, the incidence of COVID-19 in the 24 counties with mask authorization has declined, but it has increased in 81 counties that opted out of orders. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas Department of Health found that the incidence of COVID-19 dropped by 6% in counties with mandatory regulations, while the incidence of COVID-19 in counties without mandatory masks Rose by 100%.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pointed out that 15 states and Washington, D.C., have mandatory regulations for masks compared to states without mandatory regulations for masks.
Kelly announced on Wednesday a new mandatory requirement for masks, which will take effect next week, which requires the use of masks in public places. Health Care The Hill reported that these facilities, public transportation lines and social Alienated outdoor space. She said Kelly is also planning a public awareness campaign to encourage the state to use masks.
According to data analyzed by Johns Hopkins University, 136,861 cases of the disease throughout Kansas have been confirmed, resulting in at least 1,306 deaths. In the past week, more than 35% of the test results were positive, three times higher than the national rate of 10%.
The CDC report echoed the months-long call of medical experts and the scientific community to urge the widespread use of masks to stop the spread of COVID-19. President Donald Trump and many of his Republican allies oppose the authorization of masks and believe that the right to use the masks should be given to individuals. This has led to frequent conflicts between Democrats and Republicans and open confrontations between American citizens.
President-elect Biden stated that he would consider implementing a nationwide mask mission as part of his COVID-19 reduction strategy, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, long-term director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stated that in October He approved the cover-up order.
"It will be difficult to enforce it, but if everyone agrees that it is important, they will enforce it, everyone will work together and say, you know, we will enforce it. But let's do it together, I I think it’s a good idea to let everyone do it together,” he said when he appeared on CNN.
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