Cleveland, Ohio Needs a Mask Mandate

Cleveland, Ohio Needs a Mask Mandate

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Sean Cathcart started this petition to Mayor Frank Jackson


The science is abundantly clear and nearly unanimous. Face masks are remarkably effective at stopping the spread of COVID19. With now more than two dozen states facing huge increases in their case counts and our own beginning to rise, the time is now to enact a common sense and obvious ordinance to require face coverings while in public. 

There are simply too many Ohioans who are unwilling to do this simple act of caring for their fellow citizens without the government's involvement so you must step forward and provide it. Please put the lives of your constituents and the heath of the economy above a few loud voices. It may look bad politically in the immediate time frame but when you can show data that your political courage to do what was right prevented hundreds or thousands of deaths and untold numbers beyond that of life long consequences, the public will thank you. 

While you have no doubt seen dozens of studies yourselves, proving that this is the obvious course of action, I have included a couple worth looking into. 

A study of municipalities with mask mandates, published on Health Affairs, shows between 230,000 - 450,000 cases were possibly averted through May 22. Why are we not one of those? 

https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.2020.00818

As study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society showed a stark contrast between countries with and without mask mandates. 

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.22.20109231v3.full.pdf

It seems inevitable we will see a mandate eventually, but how many more lives will "eventually" claim? Do not wait until enough people are personally impacted that it's politically advantageous to do what you know needs to happen now. 

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