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What Made Masks Politically Polarizing

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Engin Akyur
Over the last year, the wearing of masks became a politicized issue in the United States.

While coronavirus vaccinations are now widely available, our country remains ideologically divided over the simplest of pandemic safety measures — masks.

The underlying issues that caused masks to become a cultural and political dividing line.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
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Zach Wilson is the associate producer for KCUR's Up To Date.