Realty One Group
Silicon Valley, Ca
As we found out from being close to human in a locked down situation during epidemics, by being close to each other we can get infected. Even our commander who seems to know it all now is wearing a mask and trying not close to get himself ill.
In a scientific study deadly fungus was introduced inside an ant nest. "Within 24 hours those forager ants self-isolated by spending more time away from the colony compared with control-treated foragers. Healthy ants in fungus-infected colonies strongly reduced their social interactions, but the way they did so depended on their roles. Uninfected worker ants, which interact frequently with other workers that might carry disease, kept their distance from the colony when disease was present. This prevents them from inadvertently putting the reproductively elite colony members (the queen and caretakers for the brood) at risk. The nurses also took action, moving the offsprings farther inside the ant nest and away from the fungus infected ant. The strategic social distancing was so effective that all queens and most nurses from the study colonies were still alive".
Lobsters congregate together. They are socially close to one another. However, if one lobster contracts something others are alert. May be the sick waste is toxic detected by other lobsters feelers. The rest seem to avoid being close to the sick one. They will venture outside their hidings even if that loses their security.
If distancing to avoid get infected is very much a part of the natural world, practiced by mammals, fishes, insects and birds, why we are also mammals want to be different? You can drink all the Clorox on the rocks you want. I wear my mask and stay away from others.
Sam Shueh Silion Valley Realtor, SamShuehRealtor at Gmail.com (408) 425-1601