The recent hysteria over reinstating medical mandates is being pushed unsuccessfully by the Biden Administration with zero data, no transparency, and is bound to fail. We don't know what their rationale is because they will not tell us. We will not comply.
We do know the delta variant lasts weeks, not months in the countries we have data on. No union driven mask mandates in school this fall required.
We do know the U.S. Covid death rate has not spiked and remains at ~ 300 / day, down from a peak of 4000 / day. No panic required.
We now know that the recent Ptown spike of 882 cases were 85% male, and resulted in 7 people hospitalized with no deaths. This means less than 1 of 100 infected with Covid required hospitalization. The sky is not falling. No nation-wide CDC mandates required.
We should never be mandating anything based on case rate when included are many people who are not sick. We should not be reacting to the case metric. Deaths yes; cases no.