Masks work. But thanks to Donald Trump's politicization, many people are rejecting masks and promoting the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. We are in a third surge that will inundate the previous two, disastrous ones, and many of the people in the affected areas are unwilling to change their behavior for their own safety or for the public safety.
For example, "North Dakota currently has the highest per capita death rate in the world, ”Christopher Murray of the Institute of Health Metrics and Assessment at the University of Washington told the Washington Post. However, according to data, less than 50% of the people there wear masks. When Dr. Deborah Birx was in the state on Monday, she told reporters, “In the past 24 hours that we have been here and in your grocery stores and in your restaurants and frankly even in your hotels, this is the minimum use of masks that we have seen in retail stores in every place we've been. "