On 12/17, Los Angeles Public Health issued a press release saying mask compliance exceeded 95% and that “high compliance with masking" was keeping cases in LA down as “one of the most effective strategies at reducing the spread of the virus”
Cases are up 2,122% since
I am not making this up, this is literally what they said on 12/17.
“Masking requirements reduce transmission”
“Public and business sector masking compliance is high”
“Vast majority of businesses had masking compliance rates above 95%”