Missouri’s health department conducted an analysis that found that mask mandates saved lives and prevented Trump-Virus from spreading in the state’s biggest cities, but never made the report public.
The study was conducted in early November at the request of the Republican Governor Mike Parson’s office, presumably to back up his opinion that local mask mandates are, you know, “WRONG.”
Whoopsie! The analysis showed that those four jurisdictions averaged 15.8 cases per day for every 100,000 residents, compared to 21.7 cases per day in unmasked communities. Mask mandates worked as designed! Yay, crisis averted and lives are saved as Missouri… wait, what’s that you say?
Rather than correcting course and saving the lives of his constituents, the governor’s office never released those findings to the public and instead Missouri AG Eric Schmitt has sued St. Louis, St. Louis County, Kansas City, and Jackson County to block enforcement of their mandates.