“Before we get to the confusion, let’s talk about why scientists and the CDC are so confident that most fully vaccinated people can go maskless.” The CDC’s mask guidelines are scientifically sound — if you actually read them. (The messaging needs to improve dramatically. Bottom line: Keep it covered if you’re in a community where Covid is still spreading.)

+ The Atlantic: When the Texas governor lifted the state’s mandate, liberals predicted disaster. But it never came. Why? “The pro-maskers kept their masks on their faces. The anti-maskers kept their masks in the garbage. And many essential workers, who never felt like they had a choice to begin with, continued their pre-announcement habits. The governor might as well have shouted into a void.” (I’ve been writing into one for months, and it does seem to help.)