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Pandemic! Covid-19 Social Distancing: Six Feet Apart
No one on earth is exempt. Let that sink in for a moment. You need to be six feet apart. Virtually every human being on earth is at risk from the danger being infected with the Covid -19 virus. A contagion with over 1.3 million cases globally at this date. Covid-19 has cause thousands of deaths. Any man, woman, or child of any age can become infected with this dangerous new virus pandemic.
We are told that we can resist. “Flatten the curve” is a trendy catch phrase used to describe minimizing total cases out there to avoid overloading overworked health systems and hospital care all at once.
What can we do? Wash our hands. Wear masks, limit visitations to seniors and those with compromised immune systems. Stay home. Stay healthy. Self-quarantine persons with symptoms. Remain isolated for 14 days.
Most importantly, keep your distance from others in public at all times, a new, difficult, and counter-intuitive social behaviour.
Social distancing is required by law in some jurisdictions, ignored in others. A social euphemism for “back off, dude!”
“Stay away from carriers of the contagion” comes to mind”
More important words may never have been spoken —like in the days of yore. Two sword lengths apart.
Social Distancing: Six Feet Apart
Offering recommendations to slow down this pandemic, nouveau experts on this disease are recommending that “social distancing” be maintained between individuals in public. The distance is two meters or approximately — six feet apart. To minimize infection via aerosolized particles of moisture in sneezes ad coughs, wet breath
Other helpful measures involve limitations on unnecessary travel. Locked down cities. Closure of all businesses except food & drugstores, essential business.
(and alcohol outlets of course) Less socialization in groups. No parties. No celebrations, No funerals. Self isolation. Quarantine of suspected cases and incoming travelers for a minimum of 14 days.
Social Distancing makes sense, starve the virus of potential victims. Here at Incomingbytes.com we suggest that
“It’s better to be six feet apart than six feet UNDER.“
Let that be your guide, let that six feet be your new behavioural standard, best social practice, perhaps the best advice ever, other than to “keep breathing at all times.”
Right up there with “cough and sneeze into your elbow” and wash your hands often and thoroughly. And use hand sanitizer at every turn. Keep your hands off of your face, eyes, and keep those fingers out of the nose. Always good advice. Sterilize surfaces, doorknobs, counters, equipment. Wash produce. By now you’ve heard it all, but do you actually DO it?
Out in public, be six feet apart at all times.
Worth repeating. Be six feet apart at all times. Now social distancing is becoming expected social behaviour for the preservation of humanity itself. Most interestingly, note that any measures are for the slowing of Covid-19, not the elimination of this deadly virus as such. More on that later.
Gatherings of people —for whatever reason —are discouraged, even banned by anxious governments being overwhelmed by developing cases of Covid-19. Sports events, the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo….all cancelled or postponed, take your pick.
In some jurisdictions huge fines are being issued for ignoring this perhaps critically-essential ‘behaviour”— for survival.
Reduction in sizes of groups and much smaller groups of people congregating— even in the outdoors are recommended —or even ordered by law. Various jurisdictions went from 500, to 200, down to 50, 10, 5, and even 2 persons. The pressing idea is “Fewer persons equal a lower infection rate and slower spread.”
“Flatten the curve” is the battle cry in this newly-declared war.
Persons sharing their coughs, sneezes , touch and physical contact with others when displaying any symptoms of illness are encouraged to GO HOME and STAY THERE at all times.
Much controversy is involved, since little genuine data has yet to be collected on Covid-19 a.k.a. Nova Corona virus, (Covid Sars 2 –a new mutated ‘relative’ of Sars.) Remember that one?
This one is worse. Much worse. This is what it looks like.
*Photos courtesy of https://www.sciencealert.com
SO: How far apart will YOU stand while out in public?
The Covid-19 virus knows. So do the cops. And here you thought only the shadow knows….
What can YOU do?
Stay Safe. Stay HOME as recommended by health authorities. Wash your hands often and well. Cough into your sleeve. Stay home ESPECIALLY if you have any symptoms….get INFORMED and get TESTED if necessary.
Maintain a responsible habit of social distancing from others out in public. Protect yourself and others. Your family, your friends and the public. help others do the same.
Stay at least six feet away –better than six feet under.
*How Long will the Global Pandemic Last?
The short answer is: Only God knows. Any answer is simply speculation, an educated guess. Why? because nobody knows for sure. Researchers are on it globally. Second and third waves may occur. Reinfecton may occur.
Bottom line, we believe that Everything depends upon starving the virus of victims.
Let that sink in and stay tuned…
Is that Incoming I hear?