The Texas Mask Mystery

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/05/texas-mask-mandate-no-effect/618942/?scrolla=5eb6d68b7fedc32c19ef33b4

«Yet another explanation is that Abbott’s decision didn’t matter because nobody changed their behavior. According to the aforementioned Texas paper, Abbot’s decision had no effect on employment, movement throughout the state, or foot traffic to retailers. It had no effect in either liberal or conservative counties, nor in urban or exurban areas. The pro-maskers kept their masks on their faces. The anti-maskers kept their masks in the garbage. And many essential workers, who never felt like they had a choice to begin with, continued their pre-announcement habits.The governor might as well have shouted into a void.»

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