SOCIAL DISTANCING in times of PANDEMICS As the coronavirus or COVID-19 sweeps across the globe, one term in particular — social-distancing — has become hotly discussed amongst the masses. However, this is not to instigate fear; it is a simple measure to tackle the virus effectively while maintaining order.
While it may be disappointing that sports events, movie screenings, major festivals and even wedding ceremonies of loved ones are being cancelled, in the end, it is all for the greater good.
Cancelling such public events that draw in a large crowd is an appropriate example of social distancing. It helps slow down the spread of the virus by limiting exposure amongst individuals through close proximity.
Staying at least five feet away from the next person lessens the chance of exposure to the virus.
In the end, it comes down to us to stand up for one another and remain vigilant in times of great crisis. Simple precautions such as this, and others such as working from home, closing schools, and self-quarantine will help impede the progress of the virus, and hopefully, bring everything back to normal. This is what humantiy does best; rise during adversity, and it is time to rise once more.