Social Distancing?

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If the world was to crumble, it would look something like what we are witnessing now. So, social distancing necessary to stay away from any infection.

Stock markets crashing.

Cities void of people.

Hysteria on the media.

Hospitals inundated with the sick and dead.

Welcome to the twilight zone.

Leaving from where we last left off, there were some lose ends that I wanted to clarify.  Social distancing is such a funny concept when being applied to our new status quo.

Why social distancing works?

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Social distancing means you stay away from other people, especially people that you don’t live with. Sensibly it should be called physical distancing or spacial distancing because you’re keeping away from other people.

I think it’s a term introverts will learn to love.

Keeping a measured distance is important during a pandemic because the coronavirus contagion spreads via small airborne droplets filled with the virus upon coughing, sneezing or even talking.

Over 50% of spreaders are from people showing no symptoms!

These particles can be breathed in, passed on by touch from surface to eyes, mouth or sinus or land on food and drinks.
So the less time people spend together, the less of a probability of being infected. Got it?
Experts recommend we behave as we are already infected. Do what you need to avoid getting others infected.

How do I avoid getting Covid?

DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE. Face touching is a terrible habit during these times because that’s how the virus will enter your system.

If you are getting things delivered:

Make sure you handle parcels with care, dispose of packaging and wash your hands right afterwards.
Get into the habit of constantly washing your hands or sanitising your hands properly.
It should be considered that by the time that the parcel arrives to your destination the virus is likely to have been deactivated.

If you are planning on venturing outside:

If you need to venture outside like buying food then the key rule is to keep a 2 metre distance from others.
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People with flu like symptoms with fevers and dry cough should always immediately isolate at home to avoid spreading the virus to those they potentially come into contact.
So please wear a mask (P95 or surgical) and gloves to reduce the risk of being infected or spreading.

Here’s an excellent visual article to read to help you understand how viruses spread and why quarantine and lockdowns work.

And until then, enjoy staying at home and if you need to go out to the shops make sure you wear a mask, sanitise and avoid crowds of people.


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