Quote: Lazzard @ 21st July 2021, 7:12 PM
Well, if you're making physical contact with someone, then you're a mug.
That's why we've had no hugging or handshakes for months.
Touching a doorknob, tap handle, loaf of bread at the store, or an Uber Eats bag is essentially the same as shaking hands with an untold number of people.
The UK endured a lengthy lockdown that few Americans would have stood for, you're fining people, enforcing quarantines, imposing strict travel bans, doing contact tracing, and requiring masks up until a couple of days ago, yet the virus is still raging. That tells me all that I need to know about how effective our prevention efforts have been.
Texas has been completely open for some time, mask use is way down, and it's business as usual, but our deaths and hospitalizations are remaining reasonably low, thanks to the vaccination program. At this point, it's down to "Get vaccinated and accept whatever level of risk you're comfortable with, but let the rest of the people get on with their lives."