Monday, February 15, 2021

Dr. Fauci States that Public Needs to Continue Wearing Masks for "Several, Several Months".


A quick statement before today's post.  I'm dealing with some issues in my life that are requiring a good deal of my focus at the present time.  When these types of things rear their ugly heads, I've got to find time to deal with them.  That means that some of my "extracurriculars" like this blog need to take a backseat to more important issues.  With that in mind, please understand that the next couple of weeks or so may keep me from providing my normal schedule of blog updates.  Rest assured that once my life returns to normal, I'll be right back providing the info that many of you are gracious enough to read on a regular basis.  You folks make the work I put into this worth it and I appreciate you!

Now on to today's post!

In the last year, the global pandemic caused by Covid-19 has created an environment of safety that we really haven't seen since the HIV epidemic of the late 80s and before that, we probably have to go back to the Spainish Influenza 100 years ago.

People have adapted pretty well with the idea of masks... at least after they became less of a political statement.  However, I think many people harbored the secret hope that once the vaccine started to roll out that masks would rapidly become a thing of the past.  Unfortunately that isn't looking like a possibility any time soon.

Friday morning, Dr. Anthony Fauci was interviewed on "Good Morning America" with the announcement that masks will be around for the foreseeable future.  Fauci stated that once 75% to 80% of the population is vaccinated it may be possible to "start pulling back a bit on what are stringent public health measures."

The thing is that achieving that level of vaccine distribution is going to take a good while.  Plus it will then be up to authorities to decide on when their mask mandates will begin to scale back.  In the meantime, all of us should continue to mask up.  In fact the science is now beginning to show that wearing 2 masks just might be better than 1, but their has been no recommendation to begin wearing 2... at least at this point in time.

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