NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE
t’s okay to talk to us like we’re ignorant — we are ignorant.
That’s not the same thing as talking to us like we’re stupid.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and his colleagues did a fair bit of harm early in the COVID-19 epidemic by trying to be clever. Nobody had a lot of information about COVID-19 at that point, the effectiveness of masking was an unknown variable, and there were shortages of protective equipment. (Remember how hard it was to buy household cleaners there for a while?) As Fauci himself tells the story, he and others were worried that there would be a …