Another thing really "nerve-wracking" about this "lack of communication" thing is that people are even answering questions I did not ask or responding to me in ways that I did not initiate. For example, some neighbor just asked me "I'm good and how about you?" Even when I didn't say anything. Unless the masks and other isolation measures are making people schizophrenic. But I see more people just "assuming" what I am saying as well and responding in a fashion as to what they think I'm saying to them. At that point I just shake my head inside and remain quiet and move along.
Social media is your answer. I've said it for years; it's pure cancer to the mind.