Economics St. Louis Mask Mandate Rescinded Less Than 24 Hours...


St. Louis Mask Mandate Rescinded Less Than 24 Hours After Woke Health Officials Get Trigger Happy

St. Louis Mask Mandate Rescinded Less Than 24 Hours After Woke Health Officials Get Trigger Happy

St. Louis Mask Mandate Rescinded Less Than 24 Hours After Woke Health Officials Get Trigger Happy

The city of St. Louis reversed course less than 24 hours after reimplementing mask mandates, announcing Friday afternoon that it would no longer require city employees to mask up while working following pushback from hospitals, health experts, and the governor.

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones

“The City of St. Louis has updated its communications with employees surrounding masking,” said a representative from Mayor Tishaura Jones’ office.

“The City of St. Louis Department of Health strongly recommends masking indoors for all City of St. Louis employees, effective immediately.”

This came one day after city health director Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis said that COVID-19, RSV and flu cases in the city justified masking up again.

On Friday, however, the department updated its original statistics with ‘less alarming’ data regarding RSV trends, according to KSDK.

“BJC is not seeing a strain on hospital capacity,” BJC Health Care officials told the outlet, adding “We are experiencing a seasonal increase in respiratory illness, which is typical for this time of year.”

Mercy Hospital described it as a “typical winter.” St. Louis County said they haven’t seen any out-of-the-ordinary strains on the health system.

“Luckily our influenza has not spiked yet and it is going up, but it’s not nearly what it was last year,” according to Dr. Jim Hinrichs, the interim co-director of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health. “It’s moderate. It’s not alarming.”

Gov. Mike Parson’s office confirmed to 5 On Your Side it had a conversation with Jones’ office on Friday related to the city’s mask policy shift. -KSDK

The health department had originally claimed that COVID-19 hospitalizations were up 38% over December, as 278 people were hospitalized with (but not necessarily because of) COVID-19 during the week of Dec. 23. Flu cases rose an alleged 455%.

Perhaps, as Ian Miller noted on X, the reversal was because of the sudden realisation that masks never made a difference in St.Louis anyway…


Tyler Durden
Sat, 01/06/2024 – 18:05

Source :

Latest news

Human Rights Foundation Announces Finney Freedom Prize On Fourth Bitcoin Halving

HRF Chief Strategy Officer Alex Gladstein says the Finney Freedom Prize should inspire people to be like...

The 25 Best Sunbelt Markets for Cash Flow—And a Closer Look at the Top 4

Jazz icon and Los Angeles native Roy Ayers once famously sang, “Everybody Loves The Sunshine.” Never have truer words been...

WATCH: The 2024 Bitcoin Halving Livestream

The countdown to Bitcoin’s 4th halving has begun. Tune in to the Bitcoin Halving Livestream powered by...

Is New York’s Eviction Bill a Compromise? Or Just More Pain for Landlords and a Blueprint for Other States to Follow?

New York State legislative leaders have agreed on a preliminary housing deal aimed at tackling affordability and supply problems, which...

Partnering Is a Great Way to Invest—As Long as You’ve Worked Out These 13 Details

In the last 16+ years, I’ve worked with many investors. Occasionally, I am asked about two or more people...

MicroStrategy to Host Bitcoin For Corporations Conference – Pioneering Bitcoin Adoption

MicroStrategy World and the Bitcoin for Corporations conference is set to gather leaders of Fortune 1000 companies...

Must read


You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you