China, after ending its non-sustainable ZeroCovid strategy, is now having a massive outbreak of Covid.
China also has near universal face mask compliance. But universal face masks and near universal vaccination did not stop their pandemic. It’s as if a pandemic only stops through immunity, not NPIs – imagine that!
I’m so old, I remember when vaccines were going to stop transmission.
Not surprisingly, many of us no longer believe a single word from public health. But that doesn’t stop them – rather than listen, they continue telling us, from a position of pseudo authority (many initials, titles, Blue Checks), none of which inspires confidence. To restore a semblance of trust, public health must start listening and stop talking. Not holding my breath for that to happen though.