I’m going to start with a pretty controversial statement: Wearing a mask is really not a big deal. I don’t get why that comment is controversial but it is. And now, with our race against Covid-19 at a key point of inflection, Texas is opening. Everything. “It is now time to open Texas 100%,” Governor Abbott said to cheers and applause at a restaurant in Lubbock. “Everybody who wants to work should have that opportunity. Every business that wants to be open should be open.” This is exactly the right message, but it’s being delivered several weeks too soon. And when it comes to Covid-19, timing is everything. It’s mind boggling that science has given us several effective vaccines in such a short time. It’s more mind boggling that some politicians are determined to punch that gift horse in the mouth.

+ We’re so friggin close… US Will Have Enough COVID-19 Vaccines For All Adults By May.

+ “Preliminary studies suggest that the variant that swept through the city of Manaus is not only more contagious, but it also appears able to infect some people who have already recovered from other versions of the virus. And the variant has slipped Brazil’s borders, showing up in two dozen other countries and in small numbers in the United States.” NYT: Brazil’s Covid Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World.