Hot Take: Masks
I’m starting to wonder if the CDC et al. were right about masks in the first place, i.e. the people should not wear masks.
Conceptually, ordering everyone to wear masks makes sense. Empirically, it doesn’t seem like mask mandates make any difference. At least, I haven’t seen a country/region adopt a mask mandate and had their caseload change in some obvious way.
Wearing a mask makes you feel safer and more responsible. Thus, you’re thus more likely to leave the house. But if you’re 50% more likely to go out because you’re “safe” with a mask…