«NEVER epidemiologically advantageous to segregate and ISOLATE FRAIL people»

… have imposed policies to reduce contacts between people who are presumed to be particularly vulnerable

… concentrated in centralized care facilities

… entail limiting social contacts

… with visitors, staff members, and other care home residents

… we find that concentrating the most vulnerable into centralized care facilities

… always increases the infectious disease attack rate in the vulnerable group

… without significant benefit to the robust group

… the worst possible mixing circumstances for reducing harm in epidemic or pandemic conditions

… “ideal environments” for outbreaks of infectious respiratory diseases

… responsible for many deaths attributed to COVID-19

… is virtually never epidemiologically advantageous to segregate and isolate frail people