While Texas and Mississippi were chastised for lifting masks mandates and allowing their states to reopen, they appear to be doing something right as their COVID-19 numbers have dropped to the lowest since the beginning of the pandemic.

Biden had called Texas’ decision a “a big mistake” and “neanderthal thinking,” and many other news outlets berated both Texas and Mississippi for lifting masks mandates, opening up their states and allowing their residents to live their lives. However, the numbers show that both governors made decisions that appear to be working.

Texas even reopened their baseball stadiums with the Rangers opening at 100 percent capacity and the Astros opening at 50 percent capacity.

While many health experts claim that masks are the only non pharmaceutical way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Stanford recently published a study stating the exact opposite. Their findings indicate that the coronavirus not only easily passes through face mask but that face masks actually have potential health problems.

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“According to the current knowledge, the virus SARS-CoV-2 has a diameter of 60 nm to 140 nm [nanometers (billionth of a meter)] [16], [17], while medical and non-medical facemasks’ thread diameter ranges from 55 µm to 440 µm [micrometers (one millionth of a meter), which is more than 1000 times larger [25]. Due to the difference in sizes between SARS-CoV-2 diameter and facemasks thread diameter (the virus is 1000 times smaller), SARS-CoV-2 can easily pass through any facemask”

So maybe other states need to take cues from Texas and Mississippi and allow Americans to start having their freedoms back.