a few quick things.
first...we should never really "level with the public". the public is dumb. like really dumb. while I do definitely believe that the media has been underselling to a degree the success of vaccine roll-outs in places (also, big kudos to Denton County and TMS), I think caution and a big picture look at what is for the greater good is important. simple fact is you start feeding too much optimism too quickly to a big group of fatigued people and behavior patterns will slide toward the dangerous. we're still in a high-risk time and with new variants popping up we need to hav