by Raywat Deonandan, PhD
Epidemiologist & Associate Professor
University of Ottawa
(I add my credentials to these COVID-19 blog posts in case they get shared. I want readers to know that my opinion is supposedly an educated and informed one)
Today’s post was motivated by four things. First, news that the CDC is recommending that vaccinated people be free to interact without masks with other vaccinated people. Second, is news that vaccinated people are now rushing to the airports to engage in world travel. Third, the common refrain from some political corners that “experts want us to wear masks after we’re vaccinated. We’re never going to be rid of masks!” And fourth, this heartbreaking tweet from Dr Brian Levine:
I think it’s important to explain why we simply can’t interact with others willy-nilly, unless we really have to, even if we’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.