THE VERBS du jour alternate between ‘social distancing’ and ‘self-isolating,’ but in order to remove the negative connotations of the first, we are advised to call it ‘physical distancing.’
Because we are, in many ways, closer than ever. Whatever you call it, please make sure you abide. Which brings me to the question that pops up a lot in social media circles: are we making too much of it?
Short answer: no.
And here’s the long answer: This is not just another flu virus. People argue that thousands have died every year from influenza. True, but were you ever close to being scared when out in public because ‘what if’?