The Mask & Vaccine Police

Dear Joel,

My husband and I are both vaccinated. I know we all should work to be safe but I don’t think it’s right for me to ask others if they are vaccinated. My husband asks everyone without a mask about their status. I think he should stop. What do you think?


Asking people about their medical decisions is really on the edge of nosiness. As health care professionals, we do ask, but I agree that asking people their status is an invasive question. Tell him to go back to the old, “how are you feeling” question and leave it at that. You’ll have a lot less confrontations.

Thanks for writing,

  Joel Markel

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