Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 7)

  • The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 9

    Regardless of how desirable a policymaker may view a particular action, a mathematical model's "theoretical results" with so much admitted "uncertainty" surrounding them that they should be "interpreted with caution" can never be sufficient for extreme emergency orders.
    Jon Sanders, December 22, 2020
  • The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 8

    Regardless of whether the themes of 30 phone conversations in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, are forcibly applicable to the entire state of North Carolina, nothing in this study pertains to extreme emergency orders.
    Jon Sanders, December 21, 2020
  • The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 7

    This study specifically cautions against some aspects of mask-wearing inherent in the extents of Cooper's orders.
    Jon Sanders, December 20, 2020
  • The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 6

    Scientific controversy surrounds one study. A letter signed by 45 epidemiologists carried a formal request for retraction of the paper. They cited numerous methodological errors and "verifiably false" statements.
    Jon Sanders, December 19, 2020
  • The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 5

    If anything, this study counsels against state mask mandates as unnecessary and indeed redundant. Rader et al. find "no significant change in mask uptake" from mask mandates. They recommend policymakers instead consider "innovative strategies for evaluating and increasing mask usage" voluntarily.
    Jon Sanders, December 18, 2020
  • The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 4

    This study specifically cautions against some aspects of mask-wearing inherent in the extents of Cooper’s order.
    Jon Sanders, December 17, 2020
  • The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 3

    This study put forward by the Cooper administration warns that shutting down the economy bodes "catastrophic consequences … which ultimately will lead to more suffering, poverty, and death than the virus itself, especially for the working poor."
    Jon Sanders, December 16, 2020
  • The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 2

    This study outright states that "The evidence is not sufficiently strong to support widespread use of facemasks as a protective measure against COVID-19."
    Jon Sanders, December 15, 2020