Texas cases are rising rapidly as they “open” the economy. Public mask wearing has become a political, not a medical, issue.
“As a senior citizen, are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America loves for your children and grandchildren?’ Dan Patrick, Lt. Gov., Texas
Of course, the deaths may be 26% of those in assisted living, but that leaves 74% who are not. The rural states are now starting to feel the pain of the pandemic. Perhaps there really is a pandemic after all.
At least my experience is that Virginians try to adhere to masks, distancing, etc.