The Center for Public Integrity continues to collect the White House Coronavirus Task Force reports to states that Governor Kristi Noem is trying to keep secret. KELO-TV notices that the Center for Public Integrity scored a coup before Thanksgiving and obtained the full 50-state set of reports issued November 22 and reads that the White House itself once again contradicts Noem, saying that putting on masks is far more effective than sticking our heads in the sand:
“Given the extraordinarily high test positivity and incidence, among the highest in the world, aggressive measures to limit additional hospital overruns and preventable mortality are warranted and strongly recommended,” the task force said in its Nov. 22 report.
…“Requirements for face coverings, especially in indoor public or commercial settings, have been shown to improve adherence and lower transmission,” the report said in recommendations to South Dakota officials.
All 50 states should “ensure that masks are worn at all times in public, increase physical social distancing through significant reduction in capacity in private and public indoor spaces and ensure that every American understands the clear risks of ANY family or friend interactions outside their immediate household indoors without masks,” the report said [Rae Yost, “White House Task Force Says South Dakota Needs Aggressive Covid-19 Measures,” KELO-TV, 2020.12.01].
I can’t wait for Noem spinster Maggie Seidel blast back at Team Trump, “Mask mandates don’t work—they haven’t worked anywhere in the world. We respectfully request that the White House cover the facts.”