As much as I generally disagree with you, and as much as this sounds like a conspiracy theory and kinda feels wrong to agree with... I agree (in principal anyway). I'm very much fed up of the so-called 'new normal'. It's not normal, social distancing and mask wearing should never, ever be considered normal. Necessary? At this time, and over the past year, absolutely, 100%. However, humans are at heart sociable creatures (that's coming from a loner like me...), there is nothing normal about staying physically distant from people, and having to cover your mouth and nose most of the time. These are unfortunately extraordinary times, so both of those things have been vital in the 'fight' against Coronavirus, but they cannot be perpetuated forever, or even for years - once hospitalisations and infection rates are low, and once herd immunity through vaccination is great enough, it must be acknowledged that social distancing and mask wearing will have to start winding down.