Lifting mask mandates is ‘reasonable,’ US health experts say, but they’re not taking off their own masks anytime soon

Some experts remain adamant that science hasn’t caught up to the public desire to return to normal. “There is quite a bit of political pressure to move on and I think this is what is driving the move to drop mask mandates,” Daniel Parker, an assistant professor of [public] health and disease prevention at UCI … told Insider. He’s holding out for higher vaccination rates before entertaining the idea of broadly relaxing mandates.