FUREY: Enough with the panic – lifting of mask mandates has gone just fine
Toronto Sun: 'We had “experts” tearing their hair out as if Ontario was the first and only jurisdiction to venture into the unknown territory of optional masking, when in truth we were one of the last holdouts.
'Almost every single U.S. state had already done it and they weren’t any the worse off because of it. It was quite the error of omission that hardly any news articles referenced this fact. Instead, they reported on mask rules as if Ontario existed in a vacuum.
'Despite all of that noise, the lifting of the mandate has proven to be a relatively muted affair. Depending on where you live in the province and depending on the location and activity in question, there are still a lot of people wearing masks. In fact, in some parts of Toronto pretty much everyone still does it.'