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POLL: Should Missouri’s Governor Mandate Masks?

November 22, 2020 Featured, Missouri, Sunday Poll No Comments
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The COVID-19 pandemic continues, but the response hasn’t been static since the start:

The number of states with statewide mask mandates has risen since the summer, when roughly half of states had statewide mandates in place. Today, almost three-fourths of states have a statewide mandate in place. (ABC News)

Missouri is among the states without a mask mandate, but earlier this month one group sought to change that.

The Missouri Hospital Association sent a letter to Governor Mike Parson urging him to implement a statewide mask mandate as hospitals become increasingly overwhelmed with record numbers of coronavirus patients, many requiring specialized intensive care unit beds that are quickly becoming scarce.

Governor Parson has largely been a proponent of encouraging, but not mandating, mask-wearing. (KRCG)

This is the subject of  today’s poll, the three answers are presented in random order.

After you’ve voted you can continue to see my thoughts on the matter of mask mandates.

The health of the community is more important than any individual. Missouri should immediately join adjacent red states (Iowa, Arkansas, and Kansas) and implement a mask mandate.

The lack of suck a mandate has allowed the virus to spread uncontrollably throughout the state. Our hospitals are overwhelmed, schools are being forced to return to remote learning, many businesses/employees continue to struggle.

The common good must take priority over individualism or we’ll all fail.

— Steve Patterson


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