To start with, this is not a commentary about vaccine vs n0-vaccine. It’s commentary on masks.
Remember when President Joe Biden called referred to those who wanted to lift mask mandates as engaging in “Neanderthal thinking?”
That’s what Biden called it when Mississippi and Texas lifted their mask mandates and capacity limits.
“Look, I hope everybody’s realized by now, these masks make a difference,” Biden said on March 3. “We are on the cusp of being able to fundamentally change the nature of this disease because of the way with which we’re able to get vaccines in people’s arms. We’ve been able to move that all the way up to the end of May to have enough for every American, to get every adult American to get a shot. The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, ‘Everything is fine, take off your masks, forget it.’ It still matters.”
Guess what? The “Neanderthal thinking” was right on the mark. And now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and The New York Times agree.
In an article Wednesday, entitled “Covid Hope Over Fear,” The Times said the science says that “vaccinated Americans rarely needed to wear masks, it caused both anxiety and uncertainty.”