It looks pretty sketchy to me. Non compliance is everywhere. People are packed into bars, no masks on airplanes, half assed mask wearing, pool parties at hotels, etc. It appears that people have had enough and are ready get back to their lives. Speaking of masks. Do they even work? How do they work when the majority of air you exhale goes right up and out the top of the mask? What’s the point?
They do help and it should have been the first thing that was told to the populace. That being said I just saw were Germany is back up to a transmission rate of 1.72 they had it under 1 before opening up and I am pretty sure they even enforce mask wearing in public with a hefty fine.
My argument isn’t against masks btw, just that it seems to still be spreading unfortunately.
Worst part is tests are still showing between a 10-20% positive rate…which shows that even after months of this, our test and trace ability is so ■■■■■■ we are still in just random chance mode when we test people.
We don’t know where the pockets of illness are out there, and we don’t have the ability to find out.
And for a leading economic and scientific power, that is horrendously bad.
I actually see quite a few people wearing masks out and about. There’s still quite a bit of social distancing happening to the extent that people who are able to telework aren’t back in the office, there aren’t concerts and sporting events with fans, conferences, etc…
The number of cases is spiking which is concerning; better news is number of deaths have drastically decreased. We may see that number catch up yet but it may be that a) virus has mutated to a weaker form as has been theorized by a few and b) people at risk are keeping themselves isolated and new cases are mostly among younger, healthier people: