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By Scott Hunter
editor and publisher 

Caution to the wind, for some

 

Last updated 4/28/2021 at 8:05am



Sunshine is so seductive, which you certainly know if you ever went to a school in springtime with windows in the classroom. It can ruin your focus, draw you out, trash the best of intentions after a long, dark winter just ended.

Happened every year for me in grade school.

I feel like that now, freshly, fully vaccinated more than a year after entering the battle against the pandemic, everywhere is begging to be a destination. Can’t really blame anybody for wanting to throw caution to the wind.

Fortunately, that feels close to the recommendations released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday on what vaccinated people should be OK doing — outside. Inside is still another matter, and if you use your common sense, it’s easy to figure out the difference.

In poor ventilation, inside, the limited pool of air we share can gather and pass those droplets around that the virus rides on. Outside, not as much: it’s like dropping a little food die into the ocean. Those droplets dissipate quickly outside.

Just remember that and you’ll be able to know when to mask up and what situations to avoid — if you’re vaccinated.

If you’re not vaccinated, you are still far more susceptible to the virus that has killed over half a million Americans, and so are those you come into contact with.

Spring is a beautiful, busy time. Make the most of it. Get vaccinated.

Scott Hunter

editor and publisher

 

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