The latest phase of the pandemic brings back a familiar strategy that didn't seem to work the first time and has sparked quite a bit of bitter political slap fighting.
Long story short:
Mask mandates are coming back.
With Omicron now spreading in the U.S. and a tidal wave of media coverage to support public health warnings . . . It's not hard to see where this is going.
The American dress code continues to evolve and we've started to notice local politicos and a few minor celebs putting their masks back on . . .
A peek at the tactic and a look at how politicos shift the conversation . . .
"The Overton window is an approach to identifying the ideas that define the spectrum of acceptability of governmental policies. Politicians can only act within the acceptable range. Shifting the Overton window involves proponents of policies outside the window persuading the public to expand the window."
And THAT is why your favorite politico is wearing the mask once again.
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Feds keep mask mandate . . .
President Biden will announce new testing protocols for international travelers on Thursday and extend masking requirements through March as the U.S. prepares to fight the Omicron variant this winter, according to senior administration officials. Driving the news: The U.S.
Show-Me Prog Blog Mask Advocacy Spreading Into Mainstream News . . .
MISSOURI (KCTV/KMOV) -- New records and emails show that state health officials found that mask mandates do in fact work, but did not release that information to the public. The Missouri Independent reports Gov. Mike Parson's office requested the Health Department analyze data during the worst part of the delta surge this summer.
Other Cities Bring Back Mask Mandate . . .
Mask mandates are back for the Denver metro area. Here are the types of masks you should be wearing.
As cases and hospitalizations tick upward nationwide and questions surrounding the omicron variant remain unanswered for the time being, infectious disease experts say it's not a bad idea to upgrade your mask game if you're going to be indoors as cooler weather sets in.
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