While the governor of Florida is focused on outlawing school mask mandates and blaming immigrants, hospitals are telling the real story. “Although cases have spiked across all age groups in Florida, a Miami Herald analysis of weekly case data revealed that the sharpest increase over the past month has occurred among kids under 12.”

+ “I signed it at the time because our cases were at a very low point. Everything has changed now.” Arkansas’s Governor Says He Now Regrets Banning Masks In Schools. Look, these pandemic swings are new to all of us and we’ve all been surprised at different moments. But what the hell is the point of responding to a health crisis by outlawing caution? It’s politics at its worst.

+ As breakthrough covid infections rise, nursing home chains require staffers be vaccinated. (It took until now for this mandate?)