. Why are states dropping mask mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions? « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ABC – Several states, including Texas and Mississippi, have dropped statewide mask mandates and loosened coronavirus restrictions over the past week. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s said Texans “no longer need government running our lives.”

But Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, called reopening so soon “ill-advised”. He said restrictions shouldn’t be lifted in the U.S. until new coronavirus cases fall below 10,000 a day across the country. The United States, as of Friday, posted a seven-day moving average of 62,555 new COVID-19 cases reported daily, according to data from the CDC.

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