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S-N Editorial: Where's the common sense?


September 3, 2020


The White House's COVID-19 taskforce has urged Iowa to implement a statewide mask mandate, but it's been ignored so far.

The pandemic has reached its eighth month, but it feels like eight years. There's still no end in sight and hope is admittedly hard to come by these days – it's just one thing after another.

COVID-19 hasn't gone anywhere. The threat is still very real, and here in the Hawkeye State, lackluster leadership and poor decisions have led to a spike in cases. Ames, home to Iowa State University, was identified by the New York Times for having the highest number of new cases in the country relative to its population over the last two weeks. Just a short drive down I-80 to Iowa City, you'll find t...

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