The pleas for “social distancing” have me puzzled. Such a strategy sounds more like advice for young teens with racing hormones than a public health necessity. I find little about the current pandemic precautions to be social in any way. To me, a call for “personal distancing” is more suitable advice.
Social drinking, along with pot lucks, bridge parties and birthday celebrations are what I consider entertaining contact with others. A deadly virus not so much. And yet, people in my own community continue to gather on porches, in garages and on their decks to socialize – thinking, I assume, that being outside is a “no-virus bubble.” Furthermore, large delegations of family and friends still march in tandem though big box grocery stores, checking out the bargain bins and gathering up the necessary allotment of beef jerky and toilet tissue.
This is not a party, folks. Take this personally. Stay home!