These are information readily available – from the 18 months of experience we have had, learning what has worked and what has not worked.
I was honestly surprised – even disappointed – to see Dr. Fauci drop his mask after vaccination. I thought he would be the last one, based on all the things he has communicated with us regarding how the virus spread and how the vaccine works.
Maybe even Dr. Fauci isn’t immune to Pandemic fatigue – but who can blame him? I am still amazed how his energy and tone never changed, communicating very clearly, keeping his emotions outside of his interviews. I still very much appreciate his work, and I continue to listen to his advice.
BUT, I will not ignore inconsistencies when I see one regardless of their credentials – such as when DCD said vaccinated people can drop wearing masks altogether. It contradicted everything they had said until that point. Given the timing of the message, I am speculating that they changed the guideline mostly with the desire to encourage people who are hesitant about this vaccine.
I am a grown-up who can draw educated conclusions that are based on gathered facts.
So, below is the list of myths and facts based on what we saw and heard since the start of the pandemic in early 2020.