So why did you pick and choose one specific study to start your thread with? The ineffectiveness of masks and social distancing can be seen in the way that every country is seeing the same rates of spread of COVID...oh wait, no, the US turns out to be an enormous viral dumpster fire compared to the rest of the developed world. I wonder why. There are several "smart on paper" scientists arguing that climate change doesn't exist, or that vaccines cause autism, etc etc. Doesn't mean we have to agree with them or ignore the overwhelming majority who argue otherwise.