New York Times throws in the towel on mask mandates

The liberal New York Times has been one of the primary supporters (and enforcers) of the conventional wisdom on COVID 19. But, at last there is an admission among some at the paper that mask mandates failed. New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham, herself an avid supporter of the establishment narrative on COVID had a statewide indoor mask mandate in place for the better part of the two years from March 10, 2020 through Feb 17, 2022 when she finally lifted the mandate.

The Times isn’t completely giving up on the IDEA of masks, just the mandates (full article linked above). Here are a few choice quotes:

After a brief discussion of the “effectiveness” of masks in a laboratory setting on dummies, the article notes:

Finally, after two years (and sometimes more) of mask mandates, the Times concludes with a shockingly (considering its track record) libertarian approach involving individual choice:

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