Social distancing during coronavirus, explained by an expert

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To fight coronavirus, we need to change how we live.


“Social distancing,” also called physical distancing, is the best way to slow the spread of coronavirus and save lives in your community. It means leaving home as little as possible, keeping six feet away from others in public, and generally just limiting in-person social contact. But the rules of social distancing can be sort of blurry and confusing. Can you have close friends over for dinner? Can you visit relatives? Can you get on a plane if you’re wearing a face mask? What is life even supposed to look like without social contact?

We spoke with University of Pennsylvania social epidemiologist Carolyn Cannuscio about how we should think about social distancing, and what measures we should each be taking to do our part in slowing down the pandemic. Practicing social distancing properly isn’t easy, she says. But it’s also the best thing that each of us can do right now in the service of public health.

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Gamers & Introverts: _"I see this as an absolute win."_




In all seriousness though, I hope everyone stays safe. Let's all hope this pandemic will be over quickly.

Author — Michael Suteja

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WHO wants to change the term to "physical distancing" since social distancing implies that we should isolate ourselves from society, when in reality we should stay connected with each other online. Though it's a bit late since social distancing is already a buzzword that has permeated pop culture.

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When you realise your daily life is known as Social Distancing

Author — Arman Khan

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Introverts are professionals at social distancing

Author — Myucel Foaran

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Normally I dont go out often. But now that I cant, all i want to do is go out....

Author — Martyna

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Social distancing diary, day 5: No one has talked to me in 9 months

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Her pause before she says “continue to show her how much we love her.” I felt that. Stay home people.

Author — John Begay

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"We can still do dinner parties yeah?"


Said no son ever.

Author — Mark Ferguson

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This woman is admirable. I love how honest she is regarding the situation, both firm and understanding. We need more people like her to explain what we should do, she is very relatable

Author — Emma Hollen

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She used very personal examples and it feels really emotional to connect on that personal level. Great video :')

Author — assassinate241

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You've got to give it to Vox for all these quality videos on this pandemic. Probably the most informative videos out there.

Author — BOOTSTRAP

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This is immensely hard for all the couples who don’t live together. I’m in Italy and I miss my boyfriend so so so much, I wish we were married.

Author — Julie Corrençon

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As an introvert, I social distance myself 24/7.
It came in handy for this pandemic

Author — Myucel Foaran

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“Engage socially without being present” : Ok! Online gamers unite!!

Author — AKen Productions

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The frustrating thing is many people will not engage in these precautions until the virus directly affects them or someone they know

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Wow, introverts sure know how to say the same joke as many times as they can 🙂

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No one:
Introverts: I hAvE bEeN dOiNg tHiS mY wHoLe LiFe

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Nobody:
Introverts: "IvE bEeN pRePaRiNg mY eNtiRe lIfE xD hahahahahahahahahahaa" x500

Author — Calum Holmes

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4:32 she is really worried about her mom.

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When you realize
You've been Social Distancing before Social Distancing was even a thing

Author — Duchi