I’m Not Ready for Maskless Conferences Serving Finger Food.

At a conference in Belgium this week, Steve Jones posted a video:

A real conference experience. Excellent crowd at @datamindsbe pic.twitter.com/TGZmw5PdmC

— way0utwest ?? (He/Him/His) (@way0utwest) October 11, 2021

My first reaction was, “That’s an awful lot of people in really close proximity, talking loudly at each other, and none of them are wearing masks.”

And then I saw the finger food. No sneeze guards. Just get your dirty fingers in there and serve yourself.

I feel sick to my stomach just watching that. I’m not ready for that.

Let’s set aside any discussion of this specific