For me, "social distancing" is a candidate for the worst word of the year because it totally puts the wrong emphasis. The most important thing we actually need to flatten the curve is physical distancing.

Please do not distance socially and do not isolate yourselves or others. Keep socialising remotely, stay in contact, look for and update each other. Especially if times get harder. Thank you.


I'd guess that mass consumption of garlic (raw, in chicken soup, fish chowder, miso soup,...etc) could help alot in self-enforcement of that "physical distancing" to prevent #corona virus contagiousness.

@3rik The #WHO came to the same conclusion and changed their wording to “physical distancing”.


@chpietsch I hope everyone else, our politicians and media follow


"I am good at social distancing. Always have been. I was down at the end of the bar, happy with a third round, glaring the rest of you away. And now they've come for my drink and they're locking the doors. I hope all you sharing, chatty motherfuckers are proud of yourselves."

Have you maybe considered the viewpoint that there are other people who don't prefer to use online media and/or who don't find them equal as to being in person with someone else?

Because then you could understand, that "social distancing" is then a well chosen word, as these people feel socially distanced from each other.

@3rik I think the term was chosen so that it stands in opposition to “social gatherings” as this is how we tend to describe the activities that contribute to the propagation of the virus: concerts, events, conferences, etc.. But yes, the connotation of social disconnection is unfortunate, even more so when considering how trying this situation is.

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