January 20, 2021
In the unlikely event you are still skeptical about the efficacy of masks and social distancing at keeping the coronavirus at bay, you may wish to consider this: According to this article at MedPageToday, flu cases worldwide are down 98% over last year.
Yes, fewer people are traveling. Yes, more people got vaccines. Those are certainly contributing factors. But, according to the CDC, the combinations of school closures, social distancing, and mask wearing “likely contributed to a more substantial interruption in influenza transmission.”
Could I have found anything more newsworthy to blog about today?