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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:35 PM

'The numbers don't lie': Masks help curb infections, officials say

There are still many Americans who resist, protest against and rant about wearing face masks. But state and county health officials across the country say the stark drop in Covid-19 case counts in their communities before and after mask orders were imposed clearly show how effective they can be in reducing the spread of the coronavirus.

In Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey announced a statewide mandatory mask order on July 16. Since then, the state saw a significant drop in daily Covid-19 cases, with numbers peaking above 2,000 toward the end of July and hovering over a 1,000 a month later. And now, cases have plummeted to 574 a day.

“The mask absolutely played a very important role and we really have had no other significant limitations or interventions other than the mask,” Dr. Scott Harris, state health officer at the Alabama Department of Public Health, told NBC News this week.

Indiana currently has one of the lowest coronavirus transmission rates in the U.S., a significant result of the statewide mask orders, Gov. Eric Holcomb said Wednesday. "I don’t want that lost on anyone that what we’re doing is working," Holcomb said during a briefing. "Masks work. Physical distancing works. And the number don't lie."


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BigmanPigman Sep 19 #1

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:52 PM

1. The numbers are going up again in the US too.

Europe is increasing A LOT (a second wave). They relaxed social distancing, masks, etc. and started schools too. The US is seeing increases for the past two weeks but we are still in the first wave...

Check out the "daily new cases" bar graph on Worldometers (US and Europe).


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