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The recent resurgence in coronavirus cases in some areas of the U.S.—particularly the Sun Belt region—has prompted different reactions across the nation, with some opting for additional shutdowns, and others implementing mandatory face mask requirements and banning large gatherings.

While face masks have become a political issue, especially in some of the southern states experiencing a second wave of the virus, many are raising concerns about the economic impact that could come with additional lockdowns.

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