Thursday, March 12, 2020

Atlantic: "The Do's and Don'ts of Social Distancing"

Kaitlyn Tiffany follows up on the “cancel everything” meme in The Atlantic: “The Do’s and Don’ts of ‘Social Distancing’”, where “experts weigh in on whether you should cancel your dates, dinner parties and gym sessions.”
This article is part of the Atlantic’s free coronavirus coverage, outside the paywall.
Really, the experts come down on regular socials, although there is some toleration if people stay six feet apart.  They think it’s all right for little tribal segments to may pacts with one another to exclude everyone else.  This does not work well for the personalities of a lot of people. 

This is not the time to start dating someone new.

The interpretation of quarantine is really quite strict.

They don’t ask people over 60 to ground themselves just because they are more likely to steepen the curve if they do get sick.
Picture: near Frederick MD on I270.

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