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Why Democratic Governors Are Turning Against Mask Mandates

The Daily

The New York Times

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4.597.8K Ratings

🗓️ 10 February 2022

⏱️ 25 minutes

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One by one, blue states across the United States have been rolling back their Covid-19 restrictions, going against C.D.C. guidelines that are still backed by the White House. Why are governors in states like California, Illinois and New York taking those actions? And what do they say about the shifting politics of the pandemic? Guest: Lisa Lerer, a national political correspondent for The New York Times.

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This week.

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The era of sweeping COVID mandates seems to be over.

0:47.9

The governors of New Jersey, Delaware and Connecticut all made the announcement to end their

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states in school mask mandates.

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One by one, Blue states across the country are rolling back their COVID restrictions,

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despite CDC guidelines that are still supported by the White House.

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My colleague, Lisa Lair, on why these governors are making that call now and what it means

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about the shifting politics of COVID.

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It's Thursday, February 10th.

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Lisa, it seems like every day now we're seeing more and more states, particularly Blue

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states, starting to do away with their mask mandates in some form or another.

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