COVID Power Proves Tough To Kick
“One step forward, two steps back” is both a phrase that describes the pace of reopenings in America’s most COVID-averse jurisdictions and a dance move that was, for a brief time, illegal at weddings in Washington, D.C.
Beginning in May, Democratic D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed the city’s various venues and event spaces to host “special non-recurring” events for up to 250 people, including weddings. As a condition of allowing these large indoor gatherings, however, the mayor required that attendees remain seated and socially distanced. Wedding dances were explicitly prohibited.
Fortunately, a lawsuit from an irate bride-to-be led to the re-legalization of father-daughter dances later the same month. The short-lived restriction was nevertheless part of a trend. The most cautious cities and states tended to slap seemingly arbitrary rules on whatever activities they decided to start allowing.
Take Los Angeles, which in early May reported its first day without a COVID-19 death since March 2020. With cases plummeting,
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