The latest CDC data tells us that 63.5 percent of American adults have received at least one dose of vaccination, while 52.8 percent have been fully vaccinated. People who have been vaccinated are unlikely to get sick from infection or infect others. For no reason they shouldn’t go back to normal. That means no more wearing a mask if you’re vaccinated — in most places. Schools and public transport are exceptions. But you can return to 2019 mode almost anywhere.
So why are few people doing that when it comes to masks?
Gallup sees how American behavior is and remains unchanged. Since the feds pandemic guidance has relaxed for those vaccinated in May. They found encouraging signs — the share that remained strictly segregated had shrunk to the bottom of the pandemic. While joint visits to shops and restaurants have grown to their highest level since March. Masking has also decreased … but only slightly. Much less than you might expect after the CDC told most American adults who had injected, take off their masks and enjoy life again.
What happened here?
I was surprised this weekend when I read an interview with Scott Gottlieb and found that he admitted that despite being vaccinated, He’s also wearing a mask:
Are you still wearing a mask?
I don’t wear a mask outdoors. But I wore a mask in a crowded place. And not necessarily because I feel weak. I have been vaccinated. feel it’s etiquette Time to go to the drugstore or grocery store There are enough people wearing masks. feel like wearing a mask make others feel less uncomfortable. That’s why I wear a mask.
I don’t want anyone to be confused about choosing to wear or not wear a mask at this point of the pandemic. Now, each of us is responsible for managing our own risks, but “etiquette” is a strange response that comes from a former FDA head and well-known public health expert. If one is expected to simulate scientifically appropriate behavior. that person is him And science says he is free to uncover.
Perhaps people would be more comfortable seeing people around them not wearing masks if they saw Scott Gottlieb refusing to wear it now that he was protected.
However, I posted the above Gallup graph on Twitter earlier and received two types of responses. One: “These crazy mask fanatics will be wearing diapers on their faces until the end of time.” Two: “ What do you expect? Most businesses still need masks in place.” That’s a good point, and fair enough, read carefully the questions raised by Gallup. And you can see that it doesn’t ask that people wear masks all the time or most of the time. They asked if they had worn masks during the past week. If you have a reason to visit a shop or restaurant that requires a mask. You have no choice but to wear a mask. Even if you leave the mask in other situations, so all of these surveys may tell us that businesses It is still heavily underestimated about wearing masks.
even if so That was an interesting discovery in itself. Many jurisdictions lifted mask orders after the CDC announced that vaccinated people no longer needed protective measures. Why do businesses persist in masks?
In addition, if the constant wearing of masks is just an invention of the business that persists with them. How do we describe the last row here?
There is nothing surprising about the fact that hardcore anti-vaxxers* tend to be less cautious than full vaccinations, other polls have also shown. It seems to be a matter of risk tolerance: the most risk-averse about COVID are most eager to get vaccinated. While those most likely to be skeptical about the pandemic and the consensus of experts tend to follow the least restrictions. But anti-waxists shop at the same store and go to the same restaurant as everyone else. However, they are wearing masks at a much lower rate than vaccinations.
It could be that they are lying to the pollsters. Because of their aversion to protective measures, they may reduce the frequency of concealment when asked about it. It is also possible that anti-vaxxers are concentrated in areas where the general population does not require masks or social distancing. In which case, many people *not* go to the same restaurant and dine at the same restaurant as the others. If you’re going out to eat in L.A. You’re more likely to be asked by the owner to wear a mask than you are if you’re going out to eat in the countryside of a certain red district. The figures above may mask familiar regional disparities. In which liberal jurisdictions have high rates of protection and vaccination. while conservatives have lower rates.
But that doesn’t explain everything. There is a 40 point (!) gap between vaccinated and unvaccinated people wearing masks. not all regions
My hot issue with this is that trust in public health bureaucracy has been sufficiently shaken from all sides, with people now doing what their gut tells them to do, whether Fauci and The CDC will say anything. That’s true for a legitimate populist from the beginning, of course. Fauci has been pushing the mask for a year now. (After not pushing it in the first place) and the reaction from MAGA was “Fauci doesn’t know what he’s talking about”, but skepticism about the opinions of experts may grow among Democrats and centrists. Also, think back in late March when Rochelle Walensky told the country that she felt The “imminent disaster” as the case began to escalate again. Cases in the United States have declined 79.6% since then. See the headlines of the past week. by years of scientific consensus on the origin of the virus. It’s being seriously challenged right now. in the past few days Fauci’s newly revealed emails from last year show he questioned whether store-bought masks would do a lot of protecting people. raise new doubts about the effectiveness of the mask
I think it’s easy for a risk-averse and vaccinated person at this point to look at everything and think. “Scientists are often wrong. Even if you admit it yourself What if they’re wrong about vaccines too? and if so Shouldn’t I be hiding it?” In a sense, it’s silly considering how much data we currently have about how well vaccines work. (Let’s look at the Israel case curve.) On the other hand, when the Indian variable spreads across the world, And science isn’t sure how long the vaccine’s immunity will last. So it’s hard to blame someone who’s got the vaccine deciding to continue using it. Small precautions such as wearing a mask when sharing with others No one wants to be an unwitting victim of the CDC’s next mistake. The anti-wax is therefore less obscure. And the prowax continued to cover up. That might explain the gap we’re seeing in Gallup.