According to The New York Times’s vaccine tracker, around 155 million people in America have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. With more and more folks getting vaccinated, the end of the pandemic finally seems to be within reach. But still, after more than a year of wearing a mask to do pretty much anything outside of our homes, lots of people (*raises hand*) are wondering if masks should continue to be part of our lives—especially in crowded, indoor spaces like on planes or other public transportation.
So, we turned to an expert—specifically, a doctor, Vivek Cherian, MD, an internal medicine physician affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System. Dr. Cherian tells us, “What we should do and what we will actually do as a society with regards to masks in a post-pandemic world are more than likely going to be different questions, for the short term at least.”