The Post-Pandemic That Was Not Post

I just spent the past several weeks traveling by car around the US, mostly camping, sometimes staying in hotels. It was quite the spectacle just about everywhere. For example, at Hattie B’s in Nashville, where I stopped in to grab a take out order of hot chicken, the place was crammed to the rafters with entirely maskless diners. This was a scene repeated everywhere, just about.

Camping provided plenty of distancing, and I’m fully vaccinated, so I rarely felt like I was at any risk of exposure. It seems like staying at hotels is low risk, also, especially if each room…