The Public: "What if we're outside and not near anyone? Or just passing people on the street? Do we really need masks then?"
CDC: "OK, here's a list of circumstances where you do and don't need a mask."
The Public: "This list is too confusing."
CDC: "Good news! If you're fully vaccinated, you only need your mask for mass transit and hospitals."
The Public: "Are we moving too fast?"
I'm with you on that "more comfortable about going places" bit. My vaccination kicked in this past Friday. I celebrated by going to Walmart, TJ Maxx, Gamestop, and Marshalls for the first time in over 6 months. Saturday, I went for a bike ride and checked out some small local shops. Sunday, I left the island I live on for the first time (other than my CT covid shot) since September. It was great not worrying about every unmasked person/exposed nose I passed.
The stores still required everyone wear masks so the stubborn can't infect the not yet vaccinated, which I'm perfectly OK with. Work allows the fully vaccinated to go maskless, but it's on the honor system. Supervisors are not allowed to ask about an employee's vaccination status, even though we needed supervisor approval to get the paid time off to get vaccinated.