Last week it was flurona. This week it’s something called “deltacron.” We’re primed to go “oh shit” when we hear about a new variant, because we’ve been burned by quite a few of them by now. But the scary names outnumber the things we actually need to be scared of.
Many gyms allow people to take off their masks during workouts, as if the coronavirus will politely refrain from infecting others during exercise. It won’t, of course. Even if it’s legal to exercise maskless where you are, that doesn’t make it a good idea.