Isolation was a necessary step at first to combat the unknown of this virus. But not that we know a lot more about it, how it spreads, and how it kills, there are ways we can protect the most vulnerable while living our lives as social beings. Has the isolation helped and worked? Absolutely. But the longer we remain isolated the longer we suffer mentally in the short term, and physically in the long term. We can’t become sterile and isolated, we must continue the fight agains microbes and viruses, and the data out suggests we can do it in a smart way.