We are free! The CDC has issued an edict that masks are no longer needed almost everywhere. Several corporations have chimed in to modify their policies in response. President Biden almost seems to agree. All over the country, people are freeing up their faces. It is a grand day.
All is not well, though. The masks have become the virtue signal of choice for COVID. For many, the mask is the proof of purity to science and to the acceptance that scientists are smarter than everyone else. We have had to listen to them even when trying to balance contradictory edicts. It was all fine as long a one wore the mask. It protected us and everyone else. The mask was the sign of compliance. Now those masks are gone in a COVID instant.