Enjoying an outdoor seating meal this evening, the lass enjoying a meal with me commented on how much worse COVID-19 is than COVID-18 and this is why masks aren’t as effective as masks need to be. Asking her to explain, she gave me a history of all 19 COVID strains and how COVID-19 is the deadliest strain so far.

So that’s why I need to wear a mask, she said.

Um. Okay then.