Texas is lifting its mask mandate, making it the largest state to no longer require one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Miranda Todd, a Houston resident, feels it's 'too soon' for a no mask mandate. (March 3)
MIRANDA TODD: I do think it's a mistake. It's, it's too soon. We don't know what's going to happen. Nobody's been vaccinated yet. The virus is mutating. We don't know how people are going to react to that. We don't know if people who have had COVID are now susceptible to the new mutation.
I just-- I think that we need to wait. It would have made more sense to at least waited a couple of months, three more months, before they lifted the masks. Over the holidays, people did not social distance. People did not wear their masks, and what happened? We had the COVID numbers go up.
In my social groups, everybody agrees that it's a foolish move, and it's too much of a knee-jerk reaction right now, and it's too quick. We just don't know. And so I know that everybody that I know are going to still wear their masks. They're still going to practice social distancing. They're still going to be careful. They're going to wash their hands. They're going to make sure that they, at least, stays healthy.