In the United States there is a strong ideological component in the use of masks. Democrat if you wear it, Republican if not, it is an unwritten rule that usually works to predict the vote of the people. Epidemiologist Céline Gounder, one of 13 privileged minds recruited by Joe Biden to fight the pandemic, said the other day that this was “like politicizing toilet paper,” and that a basic sanitary measure has nothing, or should not have, anything to do with your political party. In Spain a politicization of Christmas begins to be observed. The right-wing autonomous governments, such as those of Madrid and Catalonia, are determined to save Christmas, while the left-wing powers, including Moncloa, are becoming convinced that this does not seem like a great idea.