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Faye Flam

Pandemic Mask Rules Are Making Even Less Sense

Mandates have gotten so incoherent that even the people who make them feel free to ignore them.

Watch out for the fun police, Mayor Breed.

Watch out for the fun police, Mayor Breed.

Photographer: Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

San Francisco Mayor London Breed sent an important but unintentional message last week when she was caught violating her own mask mandates while partying away, maskless, in a jam-packed jazz club.

Her excuse was incoherent; she said she was “feeling the spirit,” enjoying the music and so not thinking about a mask.