Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100: POLITICS OF MASKS

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As we all witness Gov. Ron DeSantis stubbornly embrace politics over science, I am reminded of the Catholic Church during Galileo’s day which, despite clear and convincing evidence that the Earth circled the sun – not vice versa – nonetheless preferred to imprison Galileo rather than accept the inevitable truth. The science is overwhelming that masks reduce incidences of pandemic contagion; nonetheless, our governor, in the face of 10,000 new cases a day, is unwilling to accept the inevitable, side-step politics, and make masks mandatory, as the Retail Industry Leaders Association has implored, and more enlightened governors from some 23 states have ordered so far.

Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.

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