Smellie Sniffs the Breeze: through a mask for a little bit longer

Smellie Sniffs the Breeze: through a mask for a little bit longer
Who remembers the elbow-bump? And who will remember masks in a year? (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
In about a week, mask mandates look likely to go in all but a few health and transport settings.This will be momentous in its own low-key way, for what it says about where we fervently hope we are now in the covid-19 journey.The latest wave of infections is clearly passing, the flu season is coming to an end, and the sun has been sighted in some parts of the country recently. There’s a sense of turning at least the seasonal corner on a grumpy winter 2022.A clever government, with a penchant for staving off worse polling by reading the pub...

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