Saturday, March 14, 2020

Social Distancing, Or, Let's Visit On The Internet

     Here's a good, short piece from a medical professional about the why and how of social distancing.  "Going turtle" will save lives.  If you can, do so.  If you can't, read the article anyway; there are still things you can do.

     At least one of the widely-memed sets of recommendations being shared on social media is sheer and utter nonsense.  Not every "uncle with a Master's degree" is worth listening to.  Snopes has a whole coronavius page, and no matter what you think about their politics, they're doing a good job sorting out fact from fancy on this subject.  Don't buy into conspiracy theories, don't be sold a bill of goods.  And wash your hands! 


RandyGC said...

Turns out a lot of my daily social interaction is on the interwebs or via RF. When did I switch from being a geek to a trend setter?

It will be interesting to see what's on the shelves when I do my regular weekly shopping tomorrow or Monday. I've got a good cache but topping off regularly is never a bad idea.

Drang said...

The "Uncle with a master's degree who studied in Shenzen" commenting on COVID-19 would be the epidemiological equivalent of the "brother's neighbor who was in the Army" giving firearms advice.

As for social distancing, suddenly being an introvert doesn't look so weird, does it, you social butterflies!