This may not be a popular opinion (and I don’t propose that it applies to folks with genuinely immunocompromised conditions), but no one should be surprised that seasonal respiratory illnesses are seeing a larger-than-normal peak this year. When a large segment of a population wears masks regularly for 2-3 years, those diseases don’t simply disappear, they just burn at lower rates and wait for the appearance of more hosts. Take the masks off, and many of the cases that would normally have been experienced across the preceding 2-3 seasons are simply going to appear in one season – and the infected people will likely have decreased immune capacity due to their avoidance of challenges to their immune systems in the interim. So wearing a mask when you’re healthy is essentially delaying the inevitable. Eat right, exercise, get good sleep, sunshine, and fresh air, and let your body build and maintain its immune capacity by giving it the opportunity to flex its muscles at a natural pace. Trying to go 5-10 years without being exposed to any pathogen is a recipe for disaster, in the long run. Again, JMHO – I’m not not claiming to possess any medical expertise.