Social Distancing

What is social distancing? Social distancing is the practice of maintaining a greater than usual physical distance from other people or of avoiding direct contact with people or objects in public places during the outbreak of a contagious disease in order to minimize exposure and reduce the transmission of infection according to the Mariam Webster Dictionary. 

How does social distancing help us during this pandemic? Yes, using social distancing may be able to slightly lessen your chance of getting the Coronavirus. But how else are you supposed to get antibodies to the virus since currently, the authorities are saying people can not return to work unless they have antibodies to the virus. This leaves a majority of the population of the United States unable to work and if people can’t work they can’t earn money. The government can’t just send its citizens money without taking a huge toll on the economy. 

As citizens, we need to come together and stop being scared of getting sick. This pandemic will never go away unless we take risks. America is supposed to be a role model for other countries, but we can’t be role models if we are too afraid to come out of our houses. People are counting on us to take control and help them through this panic. That is one of our jobs as American citizens. We aid other countries through war, natural disasters, and all sorts of other things. We are supposed to be leaders, not cowards.

So now let me ask you do you really think that all of this panic is really necessary? Do we really need to be scared to walk out of our own front doors? Do we really need to watch every step we take to make sure we are not getting too close to someone else? Do we really need to wear masks and gloves everywhere we go to make sure we don’t sick? Anyway, masks and gloves actually cause you to be at greater risk of getting sick. When you take off gloves and masks to check your phone or to talk to someone you are getting the germs collected by them on your face and hands. 

Now it is time to rise up together as a country and help control this pandemic. People are counting on us. The time to come together and fight is now.