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Old 01-14-2021, 02:10 PM   #386  
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I agree the initial mask recommendation seems like it could have been handled better. Lying to us accomplished his goal of preserving masks for the healthcare workers, but it then created uncertainty with the general public later on.

As for his herd immunity estimate, it does seem like he initially upped it based on polling. He then diminished the influence that polling had on his estimate. Now he's settled on 70-85%.

I honestly think he means well, but his public relations could use some work.
Not uncertainty.

Credibility. He'll never get it back. If it was necessary to tell a big fat fib, that's fine. But he needed to go after the dissembling was complete, because every organization that he's associated with is now considered less-than-credible.

Probably unfair, but there it is. I'm very curious to see what the final numbers of willing vaccine receivers will be. Barring additional carrots and sticks, I'd guess around 60%.

We'll know in a few months.
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