From WFTV:

“I think there are a couple phenomenon going on here. One is that people have sort of become accustomed to living with COVID. In a sense the pandemic has gone on for two years. We’re not in the delta wave anymore,” says Jonathan Bydlak, the director of fiscal and budget policy for the R Street Institute. “We do have vaccines that at least prevent some of these really bad outcomes, and so I think that there is this sense among … an increasing number of Americans that this is something that can be dealt with.”

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