I was going to write about how your ballot should have arrived if you live in Washington, and get it postmarked or dropped off by August 3. That’s still true, but I want to talk about masks.
I still wear one inside. I am vaccinated and that’s much better protection than a mask. But the mask provides a bit more protection against breakthrough cases. So I still wear it grocery shopping, in the common areas of my apartment building, etc. I don’t wear glasses or have stink breath, so wearing one isn’t bad for me. You might have made a different calculation, and that’s fine.
So this morning, I got some food at a coffee shop near me. And the barista was very insistent about how it wasn’t necessary. We went through several rounds of “You don’t need to wear that.” “I know.”
It seems weird to push against masks, just in general. There are still a lot of non vaccinated people, even in Seattle. And maybe one employee isn’t a lot, but I don’t like it.
Anyway, yes, the vaccine is still the single most effective way to fight COVID-19. So please get vaccinated if you haven’t yet.