This is wonderful, but why stop there? Why not "social distance" to prevent spread of the flu, or the common cold, or any other transmittable disease that MIGHT kill someone somewhere? Let's "social distance" forever, after all ANYONE at ANY point in time might have an infectious disease that could kill you. Consequences? Who cares? What could possibly be more important than saving human lives?
Social distancing has always been effective in preventing venereal disease.