Herrington: Government mask ordinances risk doing more harm than good

Plus: A super-sized ‘Phase 2,’ Cohen’s Congressional Caddy and some coronavirus co-signs

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 18, 2020 8:36 PM CT | Published: May 18, 2020 8:11 PM CT
Chris Herrington
Daily Memphian

Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.

The elevation of mask-usage into a kind of political symbol is a drag — it’s flat-out dumb — but it’s happened, and I’d worry that a government requirement, even a loosely enforced one, would increase the political strife around the issue without a commensurate increase in compliance.

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Memphis City Council Shelby County Commission Dr. Jeff Warren Tami Sawyer U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen

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