Tear down all the plexiglass
And other things we can do to improve our COVID-19 thinking
It's abundantly clear that plexiglass served no purpose during the COVID-19 pandemic. In most cases it was merely useless. In some cases, it created stagnant pockets of air and may have accelerated transmission. It's a highly visible marker of how irrational we were. Not that we tried things. But that we didn't make a concerted effort to figure out what works. And we didn't take down things when they proved they were failures.
I still see plexiglass. At the gym. In some restaurants. At bars. It's time to tear down all that plexiglass. It's a lasting reminder of how stupid we were, and still are.
Plexiglass isn't the only thing that we need to get rid of…