The York Dispatch, a newspaper in Pennsylvania, has a very interesting photo essay about some just-reopened churches in the York area. I make a living in photography myself, so I know that John A. Pavoncello‘s excellent images weren’t shot with an iPhone. The look says DSLR or mirrorless, and he used a long lens (I’m guessing a 70-200mm f/2.8, which is by definition not small and compact). That is to say, Pavoncello couldn’t have flown under the radar. Churchgoers knew he was there, and that he was photographing them.
So you’d think they were on their best behavior. And maybe they were, and they honestly didn’t know any better.
This is no different than wearing a condom after puncturing the latex tip; the object’s protective properties instantly become negligible.
With this level of caution and intelligence, no wonder we keep seeing clusters of coronavirus infections after religious gatherings.
(Image by John Pavoncello via the York Dispatch)