Montgomery County Alabama ICU Beds Full of COVID-19 Patients, But City Council Votes Down Mandatory Mask Ordinance

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Montgomery City Council votes down mask ordinance, sends doctors out in disgust

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Jackson Hospital pulmonologist William Saliski cleared his throat as he started describing the dire situation created by the coronavirus pandemic in Montgomery to its City Council before they voted on a mandatory mask ordinance. “It’s been a long day, I apologize,” he said.

“The units are full with critically-ill COVID patients,” Saliski said. About 90% of them are Black. He said hospitals are able to manage for now, but it’s not sustainable. <b>”This mask slows that down, 95% protection from something as easy as cloth. … If this continues the way it’s going, we will be overrun.”</b>

The council killed the ordinance after it failed to pass in a 4-4 tie, mostly along racial lines.

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