Friends, countrymen, everyone who has lived this masked life we've been living for 14 months—listen up. We have something to share. Damnit. There's no perfect way to do this. Just read and weep the happiest tears you've ever wept. From the CDC:
If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic... Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
That's right. It's the news we've been waiting for since March 2020: Fully vaccinated people can finally begin to return to a semblance of normal. Seeing your neighbors. Playing soccer. Buying toothpaste at CVS without breaking an anxious sweat. We don't know. It's been so long. What do we even do? Go hug someone. (Someone fully vaccinated. Only if you're fully vaccinated.) See your grandparents. Your grandkids. Do the thing you've been wanting to do since the world shut down, when you baked bread and told yourself it was therapy, and stared in the mirror and wondered what the hell lethargy means and if you, in fact, are lethargic.
No. Not anymore. Thursday's news from the CDC represents one of the first significant steps in our return to non-pandemic life. Naturally, people are pretty damn excited about it. Here are the best reactions we've seen to the miraculous CDC report:
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