My daughter used to date a young man working on a physics degree, and she told me their "dates" consisted of studying together. Since he also majored in math and biochemistry, he got a job with a laboratory working on the COVID vaccine after graduation. While he might know more about the virus than the rest of us, I don't think he's in much danger of catching it. This comic is from Randall Munroe, who also has a degree in physics, at xkcd. Go to the link to see the bonus hover text.