“It’s just that masks are terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.”

In recent weeks, the CDC has revised its guidance for wearing masks outdoors, indicating that for the vaccinated outdoor masking is likely unnecessary. Which is a great thing; it’s one less thing to be anxious about, and it hopefully reflects a better sense of how this virus works and how best to protect ourselves from it.

But in an extremely short amount of time the guidance of “it’s okay to wear a mask outside” had been transformed into…