Here in Norway we dropped the mask recommendations (they were only recommendations) last week. All businesses are open inside and out with some capacity limits and social distancing recommendation.
You can have 20 people over to your house and outdoor events of so many thousand are kosher...
Norway is markedly behind Canada in vaccinations, has consistently had more lenient health measures (hair salons were essential service), has similar levels of urbanization and human development and has killed 5 times fewer people per capita.
I wonder which science we should be following?
Frankly, on average, the more virulent a variant, usually the less deadly. It's why ebola only got so far even in terrible sanitary conditions. The host has to live long enough to pass the disease on.
I'm looking forward to coming home and watching football in a full capacity stadium without masks whenever Canada opens its borders without quarantine again.. probably 2035..