During the worst of the epidemic, I wore my mask, trusting the public health officials, obeying the lawful authorities, and, above all, not wanting to infect anybody.
Now the mask mandates are finally being dropped, even in blue states that once imposed them the most relentlessly. Some public health officials, though, say this is premature, since COVID still rages, even though the numbers are down.
Some experts, though, are recommending that we wear masks even after COVID goes away. Two doctors at the prestigious Mt. Sinai School of Medicine wrote this in an op-ed for the New York Daily News: