Hi djeckert, This is a most laughable "study" if it's actual science that they're after, I agree. If they were going to try something like that, which you have to admit was good of them to try, then they should have planned better and been in it for the long haul. Tested every other day, had people keep journals about where they went if they saw anyone, etc... They should have done it the right way. After all, that's the only way a study like this can actually be of help to a situation like this. Nice call! :)
Damn! I would have given you six stars except I can't verify the validity of all the data you have set forth. I will say that it is very very well written, and that if your bibliography checks out again, Damn! I must admit that 1984 was the 1st thing that came to mind, when I heard the about "The invisible enemy." Your title is what piqued my interest. You have provided some much needed food for thought, and some valuable direction about the thought process needed to apply to our pandemic perception. Well done thanks.