March of 2020 was the dumbest month anyone in America ever experienced. Until April 2020 rolled around, that is. These tweets prove that in March of last year, the coronavirus was not only laughed off but people who had guesses about what was to come were completely wrong. Unless you were a scientist, your hot take about COVID in the first months of the pandemic was wrong.
There was a moment when even Dr. Fauci said something silly on March 8th. He said masks were mostly pointless but by April 8th, the CDC updated its guidance and since has proven wearing a mask (or two) provides great protection from the virus.
So, don’t feel bad if you had a bad idea in 2020. Even the experts weren’t sure. Just be happy you weren’t someone who actively got people killed because you heard something in a YouTube video.
Here are the worst takes March 2020 had to offer: