For me, "social distancing" is a candidate for the worst word of the year because it totally puts the wrong emphasis. The most important thing we actually need to flatten the curve is physical distancing.

Please do not distance socially and do not isolate yourselves or others. Keep socialising remotely, stay in contact, look for and update each other. Especially if times get harder. Thank you.

#corona #socialdistancing

@3rik I think the term was chosen so that it stands in opposition to “social gatherings” as this is how we tend to describe the activities that contribute to the propagation of the virus: concerts, events, conferences, etc.. But yes, the connotation of social disconnection is unfortunate, even more so when considering how trying this situation is.


@matias @3rik and even more so when you consider how counterproductive that would be ... looking only to the state in times of crisis tends to bring out the worst in people. we need each other, we need to help each other ...

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