Helen Branswell is a senior infectious diseases writer for STAT, a media outlet focused specifically on health, medicine, and life sciences. So she of all people should know that those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID19 don’t really have any reason to continue to mask up.
There were unmasked shoppers in my local grocery story today. The cordons for line ups, the desk where a staffer kept tabs on how many people were in the store — gone.
I know this probably isn't rational, but I'm not ready for this. Don't @ me.
— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) June 1, 2021
Don’t @ her. Because the last thing Helen needs right now is for people to point out that she’s being completely ridiculous.
Party of science. https://t.co/Jbt5Wu5ja4
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) June 1, 2021
Senior writer on infectious diseases admits her reaction is irrational, not science-based. https://t.co/1deWPf8nGg
— Jeff Wilson (@jwilson77777) June 1, 2021
"I don't care what the science says!" is just what I'd expect from …<squints>… an award-winning senior writer on infectious diseases. https://t.co/hBsx3OwWja
— The Unmasked Avenger! (@Crapplefratz) June 1, 2021
This person is the senior writer on infectious diseases for a health news website. This seems like the kind of thing she should have kept to herself. https://t.co/VuKYmIctK7
— Steve Gracin (@stephengracin) June 1, 2021
— assetidentity (@assetidentity) June 1, 2021
If Helen Branswell wants to continue to wear her mask, more power to her. But if she’s genuinely triggered by the sight of unmasked individuals when she knows that being vaccinated is actually a much more effective anti-COVID19 measure than wearing a mask, then maybe she’s in the wrong line of work.
You should try decaf and another career.
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) June 1, 2021
Maybe give Instacart a try.