MIT researchers make the painfully obvious point that “social distancing” is completely useless.
It’s been known forever that there are no mitigation measures that stop or control the spread of an airborne, aerosolized respiratory virus. It’s going to come, do its thing, and gradually become less potent while still reoccurring in seasonal waves forever. The only thing that helps mitigate – not the spread, remember, you can’t stop that – the severity of symptoms is strengthening your immune system and living a healthier lifestyle. Or, more recently, torture your immune system with highly experimental treatments that also don’t stop the spread but might decrease the severity of symptoms at God knows what long-term cost. We all know which method sounds more appealing to consumerist mentality.