By Matt Birchler

Things Change

Katelyn Jetelina writing for Your Local Epidemiologist:

But lack of risk communication isn’t because of bureaucratic timidity. It’s because risk is multidimensional, complicated to quantify, and even more difficult to communicate. This is especially true with infectious diseases, as risk changes with time and varies across different people, and individual-level risk needs to be weighed with population-level risk.

As I wrote last week, my feelings on what we should be doing now to live in a post-Covid world is changing, but I think it's important to note that this is not me deciding I was wrong all this time and that we should have gone mask-free and and been licking each others' faces this whole time. Things change, and how we behave as a society changes with the events of the day.

March 2022 is very different to November 2021, and it's completely different from March 2020.

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