The North Dakota House of Representatives passed a bill on Monday that would make future mask authorizations illegal.
Big fork herald Reported The bill passed 50-44. Next is the State Senate.
The bill was introduced three months after North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum implemented the statewide mask mission, although the state governor himself had previously expressed doubts about this move.
The Herald reported that the initiator of the bill, state Rep. Jeff Hofferson (R), called the mask enforced “stupid stupidity”
After Burgum masks were authorized, the number of COVID-19 cases dropped. The Herald also pointed out that health experts attribute this decline to a variety of factors, including restrictions on businesses and increasing social distance.
According to the newspaper, several Republican supporters of the state bill said they believed that wearing masks would not slow the spread of COVID-19. Many health experts, including the top infectious disease experts in the United States, Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFauci: US political disagreements over masks led to half a million deaths from COVID-19, Has shown that wearing a mask is essential to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.
The newspaper pointed out that masks are needed in both yards of the state assembly. However, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Kim Koppelman (Kim Koppelman) did not strictly enforce the rule, noting that the rule may be reviewed in the coming weeks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a study that found that wearing masks over medical masks can greatly reduce the spread of COVID-19.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), North Dakota has confirmed more than 94,000 coronavirus cases and 1,438 deaths since the pandemic about a year ago.