60% of New Yorkers who are now getting covid-19 have been self-isolating so on the face of it this does not work.
But 2% of the prison population have died of covid so extreme isolation works.
New Yorkers have flattened the curve from having over 1000 a day covid deaths to 150 a day, precisely and only because the majority have been self-isolating.
Self-isolating does not mean extreme lockdown but they have been buying food and visiting pharmacies, as well as receiving mail and delivered take-away's. This means they have still been coming into contact with covid-19 through people or contaminated products, hence the 60% rate.
Without self-isolation New York would have needed the 30,000 ventilators and tens of thousands of extra beds the CDC said they might have needed.
Self-isolating is not snake oil but ignorance of facts is a snake oil sellers only way of getting a sale, whether he adds the title DOCTOR before his name or not!