Austin's population is 2.4 million. Bloomberg reported that on Saturday the China virus plague had reached such great heights that only six ICU beds were available.
Our nephew lives in Austin. He called two weeks ago and said that the mayor had put a mask mandate in effect. And, make no mistake, Austin is a bright blue city with virtually no GOPs holding elected office in the whole city.
As I've made clear often, we wear masks every time there's a remote chance that one might be needed.
Having said that, I'm inclined to agree with the version of St. Anthony of Fauci, from the early days of COVID, who all but mocked people who think that wearing a mask will help a person avoid the virus.
Clearly, in Austin, the spread has not been arrested by the mask mandate.
San Francisco, which also has a mask mandate, is being battered by COVID. If I read the NYT chart correctly, there are more COVID cases in San Francisco than ever.
All of this is to say to you Big Bro progressives, fascist rules and regulations aren't helping.
And, as far as Austin is concerned, one wonders how much the Biden administration and its open border policy is the real problem.