Honestly, I don't think anyone is looking for a halt to the virus right now. I think it is more of a temporary stopgap to save as many lives as possible until more people wise up to the importance of the simple steps they can take, up to the point of a vaccine. 80% fewer infections in groups for people with masks compared to no mask is not a fluke or coincidence. Take the people with masks and add a proper distancing practice and presto, 2 easy and effective ways to avoid contact with the virus.In the past I wonder how many times people would have tested positive for something. Yet life went on as if no one had anything. I understand preventive maintenance. But this BS has been going on for far too long. When you slow the spread of a virus. Ask yourself if you are staging the epidemic for multiple relapses. There is no preventive maintenance, not with a pathetic sock mask. People will either survive the epidemic when they finally catch it or they will not.
And I don't believe for one second that everybody has to catch it. Not even most, a lot, or even quite a few.