This piece...not only is biased, but doesn't really use the data we have...so much for 'science'.

Even as Cases Rise, Europe Is Learning to Live With the Coronavirus nytimes.com/2020/09/15/wor…
In fact, much of Europe has been using masks LESS OFTEN than the US overall.
In fact, if you look at the entire EU, the mask usage is about 45%.

Which is basically where it has been at in the US all year.

news.gallup.com/poll/315590/am…
Journalists have to stop thinking Europe and other places have some magic fix for this. Europe is doing all the same things we are doing...including opening up and seeing a second wave.
For example:

"On Monday, for example, Bordeaux officials announced that, faced with a surge in infections, they would limit private gatherings to 10 people, restrict visits to retirement homes and forbid standing at bars."

This is basically the policy in numerous US States.
And...

"Today, though France carries out a million tests a week, the widespread testing has created delays in getting appointments and results — up to a week in Paris."

They are testing about the same level we are per capita.
The one place Europe has universally done a better job is in tracking and tracing. The US has failed at really establishing a sufficient system for that anywhere.
In some ways, they have opened up MORE than the US.

"In Germany, while the new school year has started with mandatory physical classes around the country, the authorities have warned that traditional events, like carnival or Christmas markets, may have to be curtailed.."
Lets also note...EU is now having about as many cases a day per capita as the US did at its peak.

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First and foremost, the cycle of idiocy around the Court shows how we have allowed SCOTUS to become FAR TOO IMPORTANT.

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First the data.

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