When I commuted in a car I always felt a bit safer driving next to a Tesla because I knew (hoped) there was better software assisting the driver, who like everyone else was probably a little zoned out.
On public transport I’ve noticed that that the mask wearing people tend to sit together. There’s a mutual appreciation for protecting each other and the people around you. There’s a solidarity in there somewhere.
You can apply this principle to societies as well. Countries, counties and cities that are cautious and compassionate will beat Covid in the long run.