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You can tell by looking at the CDC chart of contagious disease contraction over the past 3 months, that Social Distancing has no effect on reducing the number of cases with any of them...including Covid-19.
originally posted by: jtrenthacker
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: jtrenthacker
I am sure a lot of officials and 'experts', know of this study and lots more like it. And they don't dismiss it either.
At the same time, they saw China's reaction, saw Taiwan, S Korea, etc. and most likely became frightened. How would you handle this? A brand new coronavirus, that was showing signs of pneumonia like complications.
Also you have to remember, when this all started, they were saying masks were basically ineffective, just like this study shows. But that was in 2006, it's now 2020, perhaps we need a more updated study, and one that isn't pinned on a completely different virus.
I agree with all of your points. I get that we needed to be especially cautious at the beginning of this pandemic but I think the quarantine/lockdown has gone on long enough.