Of course not. 

Don't be silly. 

Whilst Vlad's European vacation seems more promising than that horse medicine that Joe Rogan was sucking on . . . There has to be a better explanation. 

The end of the pandemic just COINCIDENTALLY OCCURED now that global military conflict threatens to do some real damage to economy and midterms are on the horizon.  

As always, we hope people still "trust the science" whilst some scribes note that the plauge has eroded trust in medical pros.

Check more deets . . .

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday will announce a change to the metrics it uses to determine whether to recommend face coverings, shifting from looking at COVID-19 case counts to a more holistic view of risk from the coronavirus to a community. Under current guidelines, masks are recommended for people residing in communities of substantial or high transmission — roughly 95% of U.S. counties, according to the latest data.

The new metrics will still consider caseloads, but also take into account hospitalizations and local hospital capacity, which have been markedly improved during the emergence of the omicron variant. That strain is highly transmissible, but indications are that it is less severe than earlier strains, particularly for people who are fully vaccinated and boosted. Under the new guidelines, the vast majority of Americans will no longer live in areas where indoor masking in public is recommended, based on current data.

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CDC to significantly ease pandemic mask guidelines Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Biden administration will significantly loosen federal mask-wearing guidelines to protect against COVID-19 transmission on Friday, according to two people familiar with the matter, meaning most Americans will no longer be advised to wear masks in indoor public settings.