A lot of people may forget this, but Columbus is the biggest city in Ohio, not Cleveland or Cincinnati.
So when decisions are made in Columbus, they tend to be felt throughout the entire state. WHich is exactly why the city’s new mask mandate is so disturbing. Who knows how quickly the rest of Ohio will (or will not) take to being required to wear masks indoors.
Regardless of what the rest of the state decides, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther is bringing them back now, whether you like it or not.
“Sadly, far too many remain unvaccinated. Without a sufficiently high vaccination rate, it continues to linger and evolve. New cases on the rise. Hospitalizations are on the rise, and the strain on our medical and public health professionals has reached a breaking point,” Ginthner said on September 8. “This isn’t about shutting down and giving up. This is about keeping Columbus safe and open for business.”
Sigh, when have we heard something like that before?
They always say that the toughest part about two weeks of mandates “to flatten the curve” are the first 18 to 20 months. At least when the government’s involved.
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