Slouching Toward Insanity
I got the vaccine, I’m protected. That’s all there is to it.
At this point, renewed calls for universal masking shouldn’t be news to anyone. The CDC now recommends masking in indoor settings regardless of vaccination status. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser reinstated (and promptly violated) the District’s indoor mask mandate regardless of vaccination status. And in a bit of anecdata my local target it back to about 80% masked, up from about 20% a few weeks ago.
All this nonsense is predicated on statistical illiteracy and a heaping helping of fear-mongering from the press. Meanwhile, the public health establishment can hardly contain their glee at the once again rising tide of their power. It’s all so stupid. And I’m not doing it.
If businesses want to ask me to wear a mask, I will. I might opt for businesses that don’t here and there but by and large, I don’t care. There’s a market in my neighborhood that still requires masks and I’m glad to mask up when I need to grab a loaf of bread.
But what I refuse to do is voluntarily undertake “mitigation” measures that all the available evidence suggests are pointless. And I don’t think I’m alone.
Those of us who did the right thing and got the vaccine when our turn came (and getting the vaccine is the right thing to do), shouldn’t be required to mask up to protect the assholes who have refused. I got the vaccine, I’m protected. That’s all there is to it.